A Platform for Sharing Internship Experiences
Abstract: Education in disciplines related to library and information science (LIS) requires providing students with opportunities for experiential as well as theoretical learning. The student internship opportunity is characterized as an authentic learning experience offering opportunities to engage in problem-solving by requiring participants to obtain knowledge of the specific context of their work activities and task challenges. To achieve effective experiential learning, a platform for fostering interactions between interns, LIS faculty and supervisors at job sites is needed. To support this, the current study developed and implemented an online reflective journal system to meet the purposes of sharing experiences among students, supervisors, and university faculty. This paper introduces the development and design of the online reflective journal system and addresses the theoretical foundations underlying the use of reflective process as among interns.