Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Building Blogs of Learning

Blogs are great examples of an intuitive - transparent - technology that has:
  • world-wide reach,
  • instant dissemination
  • inviting interaction
  • promoting reflective learning
  • encouraging engagement

Simple, free, and reliable, blogs can be limited to small groups or classes. It can provide a forum for discussion with built in notification. Or, it can open the postings to the world.

Take for example the Online Learning Update. Composed nightly in a recliner in a tiny town surrounded by corn and bean fields, this little blog earns a very high ranking by Google (see link to title). In the past day alone, people from around the world have visited this modest blog:

As impressive as that may be, more than five times as many views are made to the RSS feed each day.

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