Journaling As A Tool In the Online Course Room: Part 1, Growing Students
By Nancy A. Walker, Ph.D.
Do undergraduate and graduate students become aware of their expectations in online assignments, discussions and work for their thesis/dissertations? Is it pertinent to have students journal so that they can become even more aware of application and their development?
We are seeing journaling used as a developmental growth “tool” in the online course room. In applying journaling to student work, the student is able to “see” her/his growth. The student may also be more capable of asserting the evaluation and synthesis of ideas without extra and unnecessary prompting on behalf of the instructor. In this way, the student is able to evolve in awareness and also able to question for continued growth and development.
I use journaling. It is a tool that the students can also take into their professional and personal life after graduation. I like to start out by using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a foundational instrument for the students to use and gauge their progress. Each week, I prompt my students by posting and noting questions that they can include in their journaling. I also encourage then to write about their feelings, emotions, thoughts, etc…. I encourage them to look for connections
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