This should be from the “Shameless Self-Promotion” dept., but here is a piece I wrote for MultiMedia & Internet @ Schools. Kind of interesting actually, in the midst of this somewhat unsettling conversation about blog hype, that this very rah-rah article about Weblogs and RSS comes out now. Not that I’m not still a big believer in this stuff, but just because we seem to be hitting a very natural and necessary bump that is exposing some of the messiness that the article can’t get to. In fact, it seems more and more of us are reassessing what all of this means, including some of the bigger names in the “industry.”
That’s another aspect of Weblogs that I like. The article doesn’t have to end in the magazine; the conversation can continue here and many other like-minded spaces. Anyway, if you have any comments or just want to fact check the text, please feel free.
Tom Hoffman says
Ah, I was wondering what “blog hype” you were worrying about, considering nobody has even started marketing blogs to schools, as far as I know.
Weblogs in education may be just be a transitional step, maybe a really brief transitional step, but it will definitely be an important and positive step.