Conversations in the Cloud: The Use of Blogs to Support Learning in Higher Education
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Modern information and communications technologies provide a range of options for users to digitally capture and share their experiences and reflections. This paper will examine how blogs have been used effectively for the development of higher order cognitive thinking and knowledge. Using the socio cultural meditational theories of Lev Vygotsky, I will examine some of the empirical evidence regarding the use of blogs in three distinct university settings. Specifically this paper will attempt to address the following key questions: • How have blogs been incorporated into learning activity settings? • How can the use of blogs facilitate assisted performance by a more knowledgeable other?