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Pages: 807-816
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-9386-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain


J.F. Durán Medina

UCLM (Universidad de Castilla La Mancha) (SPAIN)
At present we are immersed in a period where some educative terms like abandonment, failure, demotivation, scholastic yield…, unfortunately are habitual and daily by its excessive appearance in our society.
Throughout these last years, whatever it has had the enormous luck to be able to exert the wonderful one but as well undervalued profession of teaching in different levels, it will have been able to observe with great astonishment how a high percentage of the students loses the motivation with which their studies begin, arriving many from them to lower the scholastic yield to a great extent, some (more of the desirable ones) to even leave the educative centers without no degree.
After these experiences we have to ask to the reasons or causes of this ominous change of attitudes (that not in principle of aptitudes, although finally by logic ends up also deriving in them) of our students. And it does not conform to a simple explanation (if it is it, that is doubtful), the pretension of this communication, without spirit to seem utopian, goes more far, with the difficult objective to try to increase the bows of union between professor and student resembling them the existing ones in the first stages, modernizing and approaching the process of education-learning the present reality and next surroundings of the pupils, trying to secure the attention of the same by means of the use of attractive resources habitually used by them. Truly it is not easy task, but surely it will be rewarding and very promising any advance in this sense by small that it is.
To this end this communication is dedicated, with the hope to find out if the use in educative surroundings of blogs could obtain that longed for increase of motivation, being contributed proximity in the personal relations and contributing to an appreciable improvement in the academic yield of the students.
In order to finalize, will be manifolds and varied concrete examples of national and international scope where they will be clear reflected the benefits that the use of blog of classroom reports. Educative examples of different communities, countries, subjects, levels…
author = {Dur{\'{a}}n Medina, J.F.},
series = {2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN10 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-9386-2},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {5-7 July, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {807-816}}
AU - J.F. Durán Medina
SN - 978-84-613-9386-2/2340-1117
PY - 2010
Y1 - 5-7 July, 2010
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN10 Proceedings
SP - 807
EP - 816
ER -
J.F. Durán Medina (2010) EDUCATIVE APPLICATIONS OF THE BLOGS: EDUBLOGS, EDULEARN10 Proceedings, pp. 807-816.