Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Abstract

This article reports on the experimental use of blogs as a teaching tool in a course on negotiation and mediation. The blogs were of two kinds: individual journal blogs accessible only by the student author and the course instructor, and a class or collective blog, accessible by all members of the course. The use of blogs builds on the familiar use of journals as a tool for reflection and personal review and adopts the technology of online communication with which the student body is increasingly familiar and comfortable. The article reports on the student response to this development and the perceived impact on extended peer-to-peer communication, cooperation, and skills development. This note also briefly places this experiment in the wider context of the widespread use of blogging, online social networking, and — more ambitiously — the promotion of critical and deliberative skills through the use of information communications technology.

Keywords

Negotiation, teaching, blogging, social networking, deliberative skills

Discipline

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration | Legal Education

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

Negotiation Journal

Volume

25

Issue

1

First Page

107

Last Page

124

ISSN

1571-9979

Identifier

10.1111/j.1571-9979.2008.00210.x

Publisher

Wiley

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1571-9979.2008.00210.x

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