Just so much good stuff out there that I’m trying to get to but can’t seem to carve out time for and it’s frustrating. I swear, I know I’ve said this before, but just reading relevant Web logs could be a full time job these days, and I don’t know if my SharpReader is making my life easier or more difficult. It’s an obvious problem with easy access to information…overload.
Two posts I NEED to get to are Jim McGee’s link filled guides to Weblogs in Learning Settings and Web logs as KM. That ought to take a few hours. Then there is the whole thread at Kairos on collaborative texts. And then there is the excellent post on Wikis in the classroom at Ed Tech Dev. There goes the weekend.
Bob Monsour says
Don’t know if you saw it, but this week’s Business Week magazine cover story is about “The New Gender Gap”. I was wondering if you’ve seen any difference between boys and girls in your students success with blogging.
I’ve blogged a short piece on the b-week article at http://www.allfeetondeck.com
Paul Towlson says
I have only recently discovered weblogs and their potential in knowledge management and education. I too am overwhelmed by how much there is to read, learn, and respond to.
But I am excited about what I have seen so far for a number of reasons. Firstly, weblogs seem to provide a means of overcoming the endless accumulation of bookmarks and content and incessant clicking without any processing or response to what we are viewing. Secondly, they seem to be an ideal medium for creating communities of interest. Both of these reasons tie in to the original vision of the internet, and I truly hope we can maintain technologies that enhance our pursuit of knowledge and avoid the twin dangers of excessive control of content and dumbing down.
As a newcomer, I am looking for ways to link in with others who are thinking in these areas. This site is one of those that I have been finding particulary useful. I would be very glad if anyone links to my own weblog which is at http://www.towlson.com/weblog/blogger.html.