File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
  • Find via Find It@HKUL
Supplementary

Article: Blogging for information management, learning, and social support during internship

TitleBlogging for information management, learning, and social support during internship
Authors
KeywordsBlogs
Communication
Information management
Internship
Reflection
Issue Date2012
PublisherInternational Forum of Educational Technology & Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ifets.info/
Citation
Educational Technology & Society, 2012, v. 15 n. 2, p. 168-178 How to Cite?
AbstractThe functions and possibilities afforded by blogging have been suggested to be relevant to learning and information management. Its increasing use in the business and education sectors is documented, but currently its use in professional education or internship is limited. The social nature of blogging appears to support the applicability of blogs to facilitate learning and communication between student interns. To contribute to the empirical evidence supporting these propositions, this study investigated the use of web logs to facilitate information management, learning, and mutual support for internship students. Undergraduate information management students (N=53) formed three cohorts who used three different blogging platforms in the course of their internships. They evaluated the use of blogs through an interview questionnaire that included close-ended rating scales and open-ended probes. The results revealed that students generally have positive perceptions on blogging as a tool to facilitate information management and mutual support. Blogs were also perceived to be useful in terms of self-reflection and communication. This study also showed that the blogging platform does not seem to have an impact on the students' perceptions on the use of the blogs, whereas the communication between students and supervisors through the blog comments needs to be improved. © International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137592
ISSN

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChu, SKWen_US
dc.contributor.authorKwan, ACMen_US
dc.contributor.authorWarning, Pen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-26T14:28:17Z-
dc.date.available2011-08-26T14:28:17Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationEducational Technology & Society, 2012, v. 15 n. 2, p. 168-178en_US
dc.identifier.issn1176-3647-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/137592-
dc.description.abstractThe functions and possibilities afforded by blogging have been suggested to be relevant to learning and information management. Its increasing use in the business and education sectors is documented, but currently its use in professional education or internship is limited. The social nature of blogging appears to support the applicability of blogs to facilitate learning and communication between student interns. To contribute to the empirical evidence supporting these propositions, this study investigated the use of web logs to facilitate information management, learning, and mutual support for internship students. Undergraduate information management students (N=53) formed three cohorts who used three different blogging platforms in the course of their internships. They evaluated the use of blogs through an interview questionnaire that included close-ended rating scales and open-ended probes. The results revealed that students generally have positive perceptions on blogging as a tool to facilitate information management and mutual support. Blogs were also perceived to be useful in terms of self-reflection and communication. This study also showed that the blogging platform does not seem to have an impact on the students' perceptions on the use of the blogs, whereas the communication between students and supervisors through the blog comments needs to be improved. © International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS).-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInternational Forum of Educational Technology & Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ifets.info/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEducational Technology & Societyen_US
dc.subjectBlogs-
dc.subjectCommunication-
dc.subjectInformation management-
dc.subjectInternship-
dc.subjectReflection-
dc.titleBlogging for information management, learning, and social support during internshipen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailChu, SKW: samchu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailKwan, ACM: cmkwan@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.emailWarning, P: pwarning@hkucc.hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChu, SKW=rp00897en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros190671en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros208890-
dc.identifier.volume15-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage168-
dc.identifier.epage178-
dc.publisher.placeNew Zealand-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats