This page contains my reflection of the various artifacts added to this blog. My reflection will be based on the STAR-L format as recommended by Ms Putri in her blog here.
Please click here to view Artifact 1.
This particular artifact is where it all began. It made me think of how blogs are able to facilitate learning.
The question posted my the facilitator sets the situation of my learning experience. The question needed some research and knowledge about tools used to support learning, its relevance and also the learning theories that support the use of the specified tool in which I have chose weblogs or simply blogs.
The tasks required for Artifact 1 is as follows:
1. Find a tool or resource that support learning.
2. Justify the relevance of the tool according to the related learning theories.
3. Apply what I have learnt about the tool and learning theories in terms of its usage in various learning environments.
I did some researching on the tools used to facilitate learning based on the course blog. I was fascinated with the idea behind the course blog and decided to research on it as a tool to facilitate learning. My initial perception of blogs is that it is a journal that contains a bloggers' personal views and thoughts in the form. I never imagined that blogs can be used to teach.
As I began to relate blogs to learning theories, I came to understand that there is actually a learning theory that can justify the use of blogs in terms of "collaborative learning".
As a result of this experience, I am able to relate and justify the use of blogs as a learning tool in terms of the constructivism and connectivism learning theories. I have acquired the ability to relate and reflect on the use of blogs as a Web 2.0 tool to facilitate learning. Furthermore, this task actually helped me to create my first blog where I review and share my hobby as a toy collector with other bloggers around the globe.