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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 6, No. 1 (2010) open journal systems 


Blogging at university as a case study in instructional design: Challenges and suggestions towards professional development

Johnnie W. F. Muwanga-Zake, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Mitchell Parkes, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Sue Gregory, University of New England, Armidale, Australia


Abstract
Although the potentials of ICT such as blogs seem to be obvious, universities find challenges in using them pedagogically. For example, there is dissonance between blogging and pedagogy, or rather a gap between rhetoric about blog potential and blog practice, which has prompted this investigation and professional development in the use of blogs at the University of New England (UNE). Preliminary findings show fundamental implications for professional development in pedagogical uses of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).


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