Although journaling is commonplace in some MBA programs, opinions about the benefits of journaling are wide ranging, especially among MBA students. Sometimes the requirement is program wide and in other cases, it is for a course or for a specific assignment. Common titles include personal journals, learning journals, diaries, or in the case of a previous MyeEMBA post, a personal learning guide. Furthermore, the assignment may not specify how the MBA student is to keep the journal, only how to submit the entries for grading or feedback. No matter the source of the requirement or the title, keeping a journal is a challenge for many MBA students, if not most. Perhaps one way of reducing some of the challenge is with journaling software.
My intent with this post is to introduce iDailyDairy and two other journaling software applications, The Journal and Penzu as well as highlight the benefits of their use for MBA students.