Open Access Research Via Collaborative Educational Blogging: A Case Study from Library & Information Science

Kristen Radsliff Rebmann, Camden Bernard Clark

Abstract


This article charts the development of activities for online graduate students in library and information science. Project goals include helping students develop competencies in understanding open access publishing, synthesizing research in the field, and engaging in scholarly communication via collaborative educational blogging. Using a design experiment approach as a research strategy, focus is placed on the design of the collaborative blogging activity, open access research as a knowledge domain, and analyses of four iterations of the project. Findings from this iterative learning design suggest several benefits of implementing collaborative educational blogging activities in distance contexts.


Keywords


blogging; distance learning; higher education; open access; social media

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.9.3.665

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