The paper presents the results of a case study that explores the potentials of weblogs and social bookmarking to support transparency in a university course. In the course, groups of students used weblogs and social bookmarking in their work. The objective of the case was to empower students by providing them with tools that would be visible to the other students in the course, thus, making students’ ideas, thoughts and questions visible to the other students in the course. The paper concludes that use of digital media for transparency can support empowerment of students and inspiration among students in a course, but that the challenge is to create a balance between personal tools and tools for collaborative group work that are also suitable for transparency between students.
e-læring; digitale medier; læring; web 2.0; weblogs; social bookmarking; e-learning; digital media; learning
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ICELW 2009 The International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace