Blogs, Student Engagement, Health Sciences, Learning
Teaching in a diverse, urbancommunity college, it has become apparentthat students spend most of their free (and classroom) time participatingin social media. In response, wedecided to incorporate social media, blogsspecifically, as a way toincrease student engagement, retention and achievement. The learning objectivewas for our students to learn how to translate complex science into something abroad audience can understand and appreciate.Graduates of a health program need to be the best communicators when i translatingscientific evidence into something others can understand, and act on. Wecreated a health blog and with the goal of helping students translatewhat they learned in a classroom via their own health blog.