(via Amy Bowllan) Well, that’s a new one. Duke professors are “beginning to take advantage of a new technological toy: online blogging.”
Not that all is fun and games, however. There is some benefit to blogging in the classroom.
“I think it has an important pedagogic purpose,” he said. “The blog form, which has evolved naturally, is the best way of having a conversation [online].”
And not only do Dukies write in blogs, they read them too! For class!
“If you’re in a class that’s dealing with a relevant topic, going to blogs can be a really good way to get a variety of information that we would not be exposed to otherwise,” he said. “It should be a source that adds to class discussions, rather than one that drives class discussions.”
And, get this…there is blog envy, even.
Many students who have not used blogs in their courses think they would be an entertaining addition to the generic classroom setting.
“Blogging may just be another dimension of the student-professor relationship,” senior Tushar Sharma said. “I would like to blog with my professors.”
My, how far we’ve come…