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Excellent Thesis for Computer Science: Blogs for educational excellence

Excellent Thesis for Computer Science: Blogs for educational excellence

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Published by Dr Dheeraj Mehrotra
Thesis for MSC/ IT aspirants.
Towards Quality Interface: Importance of Blogs in Education and enhancing the Quality and Excellence In Education.
Thesis for MSC/ IT aspirants.
Towards Quality Interface: Importance of Blogs in Education and enhancing the Quality and Excellence In Education.

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WEB LOGS (BLOGS) FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING AS AN INTERFACE TOWARDS QUALITY EDUCATION BY DHEERAJ MEHROTRAMS (ED. MGMT), MPHIL(ED.) PRESIDENT AWARDEE, AUTHOR AND FREELANCE JOURNALIST WWW.COMPUTERSCIENCEEXPERTISE.COM WWW.SIXSIGMAINEDUCATION.COM EMAIL: TQMHEAD@AOL.COM 
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1.0 INTRODUCTION – AN OVERVIEW
INTRODUCTION TO A BLOG:
It is defined as a social software and a tool which has to meet at least two of the followingconditions:
It allows people to communicate, collaborate and build a community online.It can be syndicated, shared, reused or remixed It allows people to easily learn from and capitalize on the behaviour or knowledge of others 
Weblogs are defined as “ frequently modified web pages in which dated entries are listed inreverse chronological sequence” (Herring, Scheidt, Bonus et al., 2004, p. 1). A weblog typicallyconsists of posts that are usually time-stamped, vary in length and frequency of updates, and areorganised in reverse chronology so that readers always see the most recent post first (Bausch etal., 2002; Blood, 2002; Mortensen & Walker, 2002; Trammel & Gasser, 2004).Since 1999, weblogs have proliferated following the development of user-friendly weblogpublishing services such as Live Journal, Blogger.com and Pitas. Weblogs are still growing, andgrowing even larger. A study conducted in June 2002 found 2% of Internet users in the UnitedStates had created a weblog (Pew, 2005). Since then, the percentage soared to 7% in late2004, corresponding to approximately 8 million weblogs. In the same year, the number of weblogreaders rocketed by 58% to 32 million Americans or 27% of Internet users in the country. And allthese had not taken into account weblogs from other parts of the world.
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY:
The approach of learning through Blogs has been categorised as the module of learning andsharing knowledge. With the march of time and tide, this has mounted to excell with perfectionand modulation.Blogging has become an influential phenomenon that is gaining recognition and acknowledgementby the media, scholars, and government officials throughout the world. Recent events that havehighlighted the importance of weblogs include the Asian tsunami disaster, the Iraq war, andPDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial versionwww.pdffactory.com
 
September 11 attack. It is the outcome of the large workforce involved in the research of theprogramming modules which has led to the manipulation of the software qualitative analysis in abig way. The strength of these web links and the proforma ultimately laminates success to masterand dwell in the policies framed towards the user friendly modules. The blogs not only remain theremarkable feature of any website as a requisite likewise that of the contact me module and atthe same time helps in the manifestation of the urgency of this feature towards the definition andthe practical applications further.Various research studies have been done on weblogs, from the classification of weblogs (Herring,Scheidt, Bonus, & Wright, 2004; Trammel & Gasser, 2004) to the purpose of blogging (Nardi,Schiano, Gumbrecht, and Swartz, 2004). Yet few studies have touched on the attitudinal andbehavioural aspects of ethics behind this activity. This is an important area for us to understandas how bloggers think and act may have tremendous impacts on others and themselves.
IDENTIFICATION OF BLOGGERS: 
From the literature on blogging, we identified two distinct groups of bloggers: personal andnonpersonal. Personal weblogs are those that resemble an online diary or personal journal. Non-personal weblogs are those that focus on specific topics and content, usually intended for largeraudiences. In addition to different types of content and intended audiences, these two types ofbloggers are likely to have different perspectives on the functions and impact their blogs havewhich may in turn influence their ethics in blogging.
1.2 Research Questions: 
a. What is the need of BLOG in Education?b. How does Educational BLOG bring Quality in Education?c. Does the usage of BLOGS serve as an effective educational tool ?d. Does there lie a need of BLOGS for Education?Like Podcast, wiki and other types of new technology, blogs can be use in classroom environmentPDF created with pdfFactory Pro trial versionwww.pdffactory.com

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