The second year Occupational Therapy (O.T) programme requires students to engage in community based fieldwork on a weekly basis. Students are required to reflect about the fieldwork task and highlight what they have learned.
Following, lecturer Teneil Bell, encourages her students to make use of the Blogger tool to capture and reflect fieldwork experiences. Each student adds the lecturer and peers (workgroup team members) to their specific blog spaces, allowing others to comment and review blog posts.
Teneil Bell states that the purpose of the blog task is to facilitate the clinical reasoning skills of 2nd year O.T students. “These blogs will later become part of their assignment. I therefore want more than a class online discussion because I want each student to have their own unique space”.