Using Blogs To Enhance Student Engagement And Learning In The Health Sciences

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Lana Zinger
Alicia Sinclair

Keywords

Blogs, Student Engagement, Health Sciences, Learning

Abstract

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.

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