Using Blogs in E-Learning for Undergraduate Economics: A Tutor's Perspective

18 Pages Posted: 24 Jul 2014

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Chee Kian Leong

University of Nottingham, Ningbo China

Date Written: July 23, 2014

Abstract

Blogging is conventionally regarded as a personal activity in which a blogger publishes a series of chronological posts on various topics. This paper explores the potentials of using blogging as a form of e-learning for undergraduate economics. We assume the perspective of the tutor, for whom the affordance of the blog as a dynamic medium, as opposed to the static and closed model of producing learning objects in e-learning, results in both time savings and a more differentiated approach to content delivery. Contrary to the popular belief that students must be assessed or graded to ensure participation in e-learning, the results from this exploratory study also suggest that students can participate actively and voluntarily in e-learning if the content posted on the blogs meet their learning needs.

Keywords: Blog, E-learning, Economics

JEL Classification: A22

Suggested Citation

Leong, Chee Kian, Using Blogs in E-Learning for Undergraduate Economics: A Tutor's Perspective (July 23, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2470404 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2470404

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