So maybe here’s my point: blogging is not democratic only because it gives each person a place to publish — it is also democratic because it is a body of practices that help each person invent something worth reading.
That’s an interesting way of thinking about it…reading invents writing, which when you think about it isn’t all that radical, but I’ve never heard it put that way. My reading of his blog has helped me invent this post which, hopefully, is something worth reading. (If this makes no sense, see the last post about levels of brain cookedness.)
It’s so cool that he’s going down the blogging as genre road as a way to move students into more traditional forms of rhetoric. What I can’t wait for, however, is the first “Blogging 101” class out there, where blogging is taught for it’s own value, equal to essay or personal narrative or… I’d really love to teach that course.
I am trying to using blog as a way to keep a journal over my findings about developing eLearning.
I am working as a teacher in Science and Math.
Feel free to drop in on my Blog and share your ideas….i sure will drop in again here…