Universidad de Huelva (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 6955-6960
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The use of New Information Technologies and Communication in education has facilitated the creation of new spaces for the development of teaching. Web 2.0 tools like wikis, blogs, social networks, etc.., opening up innovative opportunities that enable interaction between teaching and learning and between this and their peers.

The Blog is a resource of vast possibilities which is based on a basic web page where the user can post comments, articles, photos, videos and more, which can be visited and commented by other users. But what is the Edublog? It is the conjunction of the words education and blog, referring to blogs whose main objective is to support the teaching-learning process within the educational context. The main advantages of using this tool are free, easy and simple to use, allow collaborative work, enrich the development of multiple skills, reduce distances ... among many others.

This paper focuses on the description and analysis of Edublogs as a tool in the teaching-learning process in the university context, characteristics and uses in and outside the classroom. This tool provides multiple possibilities web 2.0 learning both different as experiences designed to maximize the educational potential of our students.

The objective of this work is to create, develop and work the Educational Psychology subject through new methods: web 2.0 tools. The sample consists of students from the University of Huelva of degrees in Psychology and Teaching. Through this innovative methodology we are working on the content of the course, current contents, investigations of Educational Psychology, etc. The results are being analyzed by a predetermined evaluation system. This work is being developed in the second semester of the academic year 2011-2012.
Edublog, education, tools, teaching-learning process.