E-journals can be a very helpful resource,Online Education Journals: E-Journals and Blogs Articles also known as online education journals. They address both online and regular education needs. E-journals provide a source of articles by education professionals as well as beginners in the field. “Blogs” are personal online journals where comments can be posted by students. Online classes are often assigned blogs to be used as community journals where all participants may post information. Uses for Blogs in a University Online Course (Source: Trimarco, R. (2004). “Use of Blogs in Online College Classes.” B. Hoffman (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Technology. January 7, A Course In Miracles, at:
http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/Articles/blogonlineclass/start.htm) Blogs are used for: * Professors to post assignments, class requirements, information, lessons, answer questions from students, and post a weekly topic for students to comment on. * Professors and students to post articles related to the class and others respond. * Classes to hold discussions about lectures, assigned reading, news, and projects. * Students to post completed assignments and notes and give others feedback. * Students to create writing portfolios. General Uses For Blogs Personal online journals are also used to create a forum for bloggers on which to post their opinions, review books or other sites, or upload articles. Keep in mind that posting of such sites will allow your work to be copied and used illegally. Unless you paraphrase it and cite the source or quote it and cite the source, it’s not acceptable to use others’ posted information as your own.