From Oregon State University comes this article about Internet scholar Laura Gurak and her support of Weblogs in the classroom. Specifically she was speaking about the implications for writing instruction, and apparently the crowd got into a “spirited debate” over whether or not blogging was indeed a form of writing. Sorry I missed it.
Some good quotes from a relatively short article, among them this one:
“We (writing teachers) need to embrace what’s really going on,” Gurak said. “For teaching — there are a lot of possibilities the blog has standardized.”
Good to see the “experts” coming on board.
Btw, I found this through a new Manila blog at George Washington High School in Philadelphia, where it appears they’re working toward bringing Weblogs into the classroom. On! On!