Walking Stick Blogger

A Learning Space for Literacy and English Language Learners

Tips for Encouraging Anonymous Blogging

I think it is important to allow learners to interact anonymously if they so choose. The edublogs.org application enables the use of student avatars. I would recommend, however, that the use of anonymous learning activities be tied to specific codes of conduct to clearly outline the rules, etiquette, and methods of enforcement for users, and…

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Description of Anonymous EduBlogging

Anonymous Edublogging involves learning within a public blog. However, the learners’ profiles are restricted. This enables learners to engage in anonymous group interaction. Within this anonymous space, students are offered a space in which to improvise, try on new perspectives and ideas, and rehearse a number of roles. These activities involve the following 4R’s of…

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Benefits of Anonymous (Therapeutic) Blogging

Somolu (2007) explained that blogging is empowering as it provides a venue for self-expression and meaningful connection. The ability to write anonymously is a vital factor that promotes sharing personal experiences and opinions honestly and openly. In addition, anonymous blogging can play a powerful role in fostering conversations that gives a voice to the unheard….

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Edublogging Assessment: Embedded/Anonymous EduBlogging

Both the Anonymous and Embedded bloggers are learners working within a group. These bloggers thrive on interaction with others, yet the difference between them is that embedded bloggers interact out in the open, whereas anonymous bloggers’ personal profiles are shielded. Communicative competence, interacting with others, and the act of performance and disclosure, all involve the…

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