Blogs and Journals in duo

Blogs and journals in duo allow students to create sequential posts using text, images and video. Other students can comment, and instructors have the option to assign marks.

Blogs and Journals guide (PDF)
Blogs and Journals guide (Word)

Best practice advice and examples for blogs and journals

Blackboard Best Practice: Benefits of Reflective Learning and Commenting on Reflective Writing

Duarte, P. (2015) ‘The use of a group blog to actively support learning activities’, Active Learning in Higher Education, 16(2): 103-117.

Garcia, E., Elbeltagi, I., Brown, M. and Dungay, K. (2015) ‘The implications of a connectivist learning blog model and the changing role of teaching and learning’, British Journal of Educational Technology, 46(4): 877-894.

Yilmaz, F.G.K. and Keser, H. (2016) ‘The impact of reflective thinking activities in e-learning: A critical review of the empirical research’, Computers & Education, 95: 163-173.