Each unit consists of 3 types of blog:
- A series of weekly activity blogs – each weekly activity blog has space to record responses to the weekly set tasks
- A personal blog – for one-to-one communication between learner and online tutor.
- A group blog – a place for dialogue, collaboration and group activities for the tutor and all learners on the unit
The three types of blog were developed from principles set out by
Garrison, Anderson & Archer's Model of a Community of Inquiry.
Garrison, D. R., Anderson, T. & Archer, W. (2000) Critical inquiry in a text-based environment: Computer conferencing in higher education, The Internet and Higher Education, 2(2-3), 87 - 105.
Available on-line at: http://communitiesofinquiry.com/model. [Accessed 22nd February 2011]