Educational Technology

January 22, 2013

Micro- and Macro-Blogging: 3 Major Differences and Their Benefits to Instruction

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By Ruth Reynard, Campus Technology

Blogging or “Web-logging” has been used in instruction for years now and with it have emerged new and exciting possibilities for instruction, such as benefiting students in various academic disciplines and providing instructors with various added perspectives by including students’ personal voices in the learning process. More recently, however, attention has been on another form, called “micro-blogging,” which uses platforms such as Twitter, FriendFeed, or The distinctions between the two kinds of platforms create unique opportunities for instruction and student engagement.

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