I have an article in the new issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science on our student blogging platform at the School of Information, San Jose State University.
This study investigates the benefits of a community blogging platform for students in an online LIS program. Using a web survey and descriptive content analysis methods, this paper empirically addresses how student blogging communities can be effectively foster connections amongst instructors and students, and enhance perceptions of learn- ing performance. Overall, students reported the blogging community and blogging as- signment created a positive impact on their learning performance, particularly with productivity and competence. The positive feedback concerning usability and connec- tions to others in the system reported lead to an overall positive perception of learning within the blogging community. Instructors seeking to create communities such as this for students should make the sites usable, customizable, and attractive.
Special thanks to SJSU School of Information student Ryan Tucci for his assistance with the survey instrument and data analysis.
UPDATE: Had an issue with the upload. It should work now! 🙂 Download a PDF of the article here.
Vol 57, No 4 Fall (2016)
Table of Contents
II. Peer Reviewed Paper
An Analysis of Online Students’ Behaviors on Course Sites and the Effect
on Learning Performance: A Case Study of Four LIS Online Classes
Opportunities and Challenges for Students in an Online Seminar-Style Course
in LIS Education: A Qualitative Case Study
OMER FAROOQ, MIRIAM MATTESON
Critical Literacy Performances in Online Literature Discussions
DANIELLE E. FOREST, SUE C. KIMMEL
Connected Learning: Evaluating and Refining an Academic Community Blogging
The Work Calls for Men : The Social Construction of Professionalism and
Professional Education for Librarianship
SUZANNE M. STAUFFER
III. Short Communication
Unsorting Ourselves. A Critical Role for LIS Education: A Short
DEBORAH TURNER, TIM GORICHANAZ
ALA Library Schools and Subject Reference Coursework: A Short Communication