Offline, on the personal PC

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You can encourage students keep their journal entries in electronic form on their computer, as word-processed documents. This can be very convenient if they have a laptop or PDA and regularly carry this with them. Thus they can make reflections during the day. Students can make later reflections in different coloured text and/or in a different font.

The advantage of a computer-based journal is that students are able to save sound clips or video clips – like keeping a video diary? However, getting pictures, drawings, plans, rough maps etc into the journal can be more difficult unless they have a scanner, or want to use a drawing package.