Wednesday, October 17

Blogging for Learning at Unirazak!

 This will be my third lunch-time workshop (out of six) at Unirazak on Wednesday, 17 October, 2012! We will be exploring blogging for learning and teaching this time around. In terms of reflective learning and meta-cognition, I simply can't think of a learning tool that has had more impact on my learning, thinking and writing skills than blogging.

*Poster: Visualized by Dr. Dewi Binti Amat Sapuan

 Why use blogs in education? Blogs can provide an empowering and engaging communication and collaboration space for educators and students to share and reflect their discoveries, ideas and research together. Actually, the possibilities for using blogs for learning and teaching are mind boggling. For example, you could set up a course blog to keep students updated with the latest trends and news in a particular learning domain.

Why do it yourself? Assign students to manage the blog. More importantly, blogs are great for empowering students to improve their reflective writing and thinking skills in a more social and engaging manner compared to hard or soft copy submissions to the lecturer (only). In this workshop, we will explore a variety of ways to use blogs for learning and teaching, and participants will be required to create a blog and conceptualize a strategy to make it work.


 After this workshop, you will be able to:
  • Discuss how to use blogs to facilitate learning and teaching.
  • Set up your own blog using Google Blogger.
  • Customize your blog for educational purposes.


Let's BLOG!!! :)


Anonymous said...

Great article Zaid! once again you've made good points on the importance of Blogging for students and educators. I like how you simply describe it as a means for communication and sharing of ideas. Keep it up

Zaid Ali Alsagoff said...

Hi Michael Talburt,

Thanks for the positive feedback :)

mkl said...

Hye U are doing great job Zaid to inspire, motivate the academician,educators. I am a fan and follower of u. I learn so many things from ur posts and presentations.
Here is a great poem for u
"Beyond the stars are even more worlds
There are still even more tests of passion
These expanses are not devoid of life
Here there are hundreds of other caravans too
Don't be contented with the world of color and scent
There are other gardens, other nests (resting places), too
f a nest (home) was lost, what's the [cause of] grief?
There are other places for sighing and lamenting
You are a falcon, your task is to fly
Before you there are other skies as well to cover

Don't remain entangled, in this day-and-night
For you have other times-and-places too
The days are gone when I was alone in the gathering
Here, now, I have other secret-sharers too

- Allama Iqbal

Zaid Ali Alsagoff said...

WOW! Thanks for the awesome feedback :)

Highly appreciated!

Warm regards,