There is no denying the benefit that blogging can bring to the students and teachers alike. Students are now a part of a technological innovative age where expressing yourself via the internet is normal. Blogging provides educators a means of connecting their assignments to the today’s predominate social networking. Although I personally do not enjoy blogging, I do feel that using a writing medium that students relate to will spark interests. Online blogging also allows teachers to easily check for plagiarism to ensure student honesty and integrity. Furthermore, blogging helps teachers to encourage to students to work collaboratively through dialogue blogging. Lastly, teachers can use blogging to show parents what their children are working on to get them more involved in their children’s school work.Similarly, students are gain great advantages by using blogging. One of the biggest advantages of blogging is that student’s work is exposed to a greater audience. Not only does that allow for more peer reviews but it also causes the students to look at comments on their own blogs to question their own work. Online blogging also empowers students. It encourages students to make writing a life-long purpose. Blogging and writing is not just for assignments and work but also for general use. I feel that although I do not appreciate blogging now, it does open the door for using blogging in my future. One of the other benefits of blogging is that it can be done continuously. This means that students can update, comment or post continuously. It allows assignments to have a real time aspect that is different from standard papers.
I do feel that blogging can also be somewhat detrimental to writing. Unlike writing papers, blogs are mostly free write and not a final product of multiple drafts. Blogs are not as well formulated and constructed, possibly making them a lesser form of writing. Although I think that this could be problematic, I do think that blogging should continue to be utilized for educational purposes.