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Elements of successful journaling

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Journals are a means self analysis and reflection.  Journaling requires students to synthesize materials, compose their thoughts, and write their opinions about specific topics. This allows instructors to build relationships with students individually. Key elements There are several key elements identified in the research for successful journaling: Identify what a journal is to you, and the …

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New way to capture student narratives and reflection in Moodle

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The journal in Moodle has a lot of fans. Moodle’s decision to remove it in Moodle 2 (Elon is upgrading to Moodle 2 on May 21, 2012) left a lot of people scratching their heads, TLT included. The rationale behind this decision by Moodle was that the journal was redundant because similar functionality is available …

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Gather feedback and promote deeper learning with a journal

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Journals are an opportunity for students to reflect on issues at a deeper and more personal level, and they provide a private means of communication between the instructor and student.  Let’s discuss several creative journal uses for your classes.[…] Continue Reading

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