Empowering adult learners through blog: An Australian case study
Griffith, M., & Wong, L. (2009). Empowering Adult Learners through Blog : An Australian Case Study. In T. Kidd, J. Keengwe (Eds.), Adult Learning in the Digital Age (pp. 13-22). Hershey, New York : Information Science Reference.
New Web 2.0 technologies have been eagerly adopted by educators both for on-line and for face to face teaching. These relatively simple technologies have been found to be extremely effective for supporting teaching, for cultivating student creativity and student interaction with their peers. This chapter explores a specific example of such adoption by an Australian academic both within his home university (Australian Catholic University) and with groups of disadvantaged students seeking alternative paths to university entrance. Within the context of an overview of the emergence of this technology during the last two decades, this chapter explores the successes of this particular adoption, but also identifies problem areas and suggests pathways for the future.