Sunday, September 21, 2014

BLOG (Web Log) as Learning Supplement: Living with Nature - School on Blog

Dr. Abe V. Rotor
Living with Nature School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio
738 DZRB AM Band, 8 to 9 evening class, Monday to Friday

Why School on Blog? 20 Reasons
1.Compensates for disruption of classes due to typhoons, floods, other force majeure, and 2. Unexpected suspension of classes;
3. To cope up with holidays on schooldays;
4. Facilitates learning process;
5. Assists irregular students and those with class deficiencies

6.Study-friendly to working students.
7.Provides makeup for missed requirements.
8. Avenue for special assignment for students on travel,
9. Students attending conferences, athletic events, etc.
10. Provides alternative teaching for indisposed professors, and those with pressing appointments.

11. Compensates for lack of books and references; expands sources of information,
12. Supplements lost or damaged notes.
13. Creates Multiplier Effect to family and friends.
14. Keeps student abreast with current events, hones their perception on global scale.
15. Digs into past lessons .
16. Encourages research as study ethic.
17. Provides means to test and evaluate lessons through general readership.
18. Provides wider access to various fields of study;
19. Establishes interdisciplinary linkages, and linkages with various systems through the Internet;
20. Provides quick and responsive communication between teacher and students.

What is a Blog? 10 Applications
1.School in your palm (Tablet, Notebook, iPod, smart phone)
3.Extension of the classroom
4.Distance education

From The Gods Must be Crazy 

6.Home education
7.Self-learning program
8.Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid Cyber Version
9. Learning hobby
10. Link with Facebook, Twitter, other websites 

Coverage and Dimension of the Blog 
1. Blogosphere - collective community of all blogs, A collection of local blogs is sometimes referred to as a bloghood. 

2. They are interconnected and socially networked, through blogrolls, comments,
linkbacks (refbacks, trackbacks or pingbacks) and backlinks.

Living with Nature – School on Blog Linkages
1. Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People’s School-on-Air)
2. Classroom instruction (UST Graduate School and Faculty of Arts and Letters, other schools)

Managing Editor Cles Rambaud with author at the Bannawag office 

3. Popular writing (Bannawag, leading Ilokano weekly magazine, as columnist )
4. Dialogue with followers and viewers through the Comments Box (Interactive)
5. Conference lecture, outreach project, thesis, and the like.

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