Can You Tell by My Grades That I Am a Blogger? A Longitudinal Study of the Use of Blogging as a Pedagogical Tool and Effects on Expected Grades

Tarjei Heggernes, Ole Bergfjord

Abstract

From 2009 to 2013 writing blog posts, and commenting on each other’s blog posts, was a mandatory course requirement for the students of the subject ØMF101 Administrative Informasjonssystemer (Management Information Systems) at the former Bergen University College (now Western Norway University of Applied Sciences). We have data from the students’ activity on the blog network, combined with grades and demographic data. This makes it possible to explore the effects of blogging, and on a higher level, digital based active learning, has had on the course outcome. The results show that older students are less active digitally and get lower grades than younger students, even when compared to average grades for the bachelor program. All other effects are small or non-existent – including the relation between blogging activity and exam results.

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Heggernes T. and Bergfjord O. (2020). Can You Tell by My Grades That I Am a Blogger? A Longitudinal Study of the Use of Blogging as a Pedagogical Tool and Effects on Expected Grades.In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-417-6, pages 414-421. DOI: 10.5220/0009562804140421


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu20,
author={Tarjei Heggernes and Ole Bergfjord},
title={Can You Tell by My Grades That I Am a Blogger? A Longitudinal Study of the Use of Blogging as a Pedagogical Tool and Effects on Expected Grades},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2020},
pages={414-421},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009562804140421},
isbn={978-989-758-417-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Can You Tell by My Grades That I Am a Blogger? A Longitudinal Study of the Use of Blogging as a Pedagogical Tool and Effects on Expected Grades
SN - 978-989-758-417-6
AU - Heggernes T.
AU - Bergfjord O.
PY - 2020
SP - 414
EP - 421
DO - 10.5220/0009562804140421