Learning logs are a carryover from student portfolios. As with student portfolios, the practical reality of using these as an on-going assessment tool is that it's difficult to schedule time to conference with students.
Given an average conference time of 3-5 minutes and a class of 21 students, you're looking at a minimum of one hour just to conference.
Where is this time supposed to come from? Do I take it away from reading? Math? Science?
Learning logs are potentially useful but I don't think they're cost effective in terms of my instructional time. Instead of using an hour to conference with students, I would prefer to use this time for one on one tutorial assistance or small group instruction.
For information about logs, visit:
Queens University, Belfast: Project learning logs and reflective reviews:
Reasons to use logs: Facilitated Systems:
Christian Eduation: Examples of Logs/Journals:
Christian Education: Sample scoring techniques: