Discourse about ‘Weblogs and Discourse’

The paper »Weblogs and Discourse« got encouraging feedback. I am glad about that I I’d like to share the links to all those people I found that commented. Note to self: Some may even be starting points for further investigations.

John Palfrey: Worth a read if you’re thinking about the Web and paedagogy.

Reece Lamshed: Even though an academic discourse underpins this article, the analysis is rich and insightful – and will really help those arguing for letting blogs run free in the institutional environment.

Jay Cross: This is thought-provoking if you’re contemplating the interplay of blogs and learning.

John Hibbs: This is a serious paper about blogging with a focus on its use in higher education. Highly recommended.

Muttly Hound: A steaming coil of considerable size. Step into at your own risk.

CTC Faculty Mentor: This is a scholarly paper on the use of blogs in higher education. It is worth the effort to read.

Stephen Downes: If we have to convince people to blog, to in some way grade them or mark them, then in so doing we lose what is essential to blogging. (my answer)

Sam DeVore: I think most of my students like the Web log, but I really don’t know if they would keep a personal, reflective journal given the opportunity. And I guess I’m not sure whether it’s appropriate for me to ask them to at this level.

Charles Lowe: I wouldn’t say that this Blogtalk conference paper is an effective exploration of weblogs as discourse from a composition theory perspective. Nevertheless, after all the attempts on the web to define weblogs and find a place for them within education, it was interesting to read this rather lengthy speculation. It enhanced my understanding of how weblogs are being thought about outside of my field.

Terry Elliot: Much good here especially because I am not casting a baleful eye toward post-secondary universe and blogs. I especially liked the provocative “Weblog Campus” and thought to myself–“Weblog High School”.

Mike Edwards: I found the attitudes evidenced in the linked Blogtalk conference paper considerably more engaging than the ideas.

Jeff Ward about »Blogging is a footstool«: For a more in-depth analysis (and one of the best I’ve ever read) about blog discourse and its role in education try »Weblogs and Discourse« by Oliver Wrede. Though its focus is on education, even a casual blogger can draw something from it.

Mike Sanders: This is a good read for anyone who takes blogging seriously or is seriously blogging.

Laurie Armstrong: This article is grappling with a lot of what the metablog project is aiming at: do blogs improve discourse, support teaching and what are the institutional benefits – not a completely rosy analysis.

Marsha Berry: I found the criticism of the echo-chamber affect intriguing. I don’t see it as an exclusively blog phenomenon. […] I guess what I am getting at is that the echo chamber effect could well be an artifact of human communication…

Frank Paynter: Shared intentions are the key.

Donna Cameron, Terry Anderson: Comparing Weblogs to Threaded Discussion Tools

Michale Feldstein: Wrede’s article gives one of the most clear-eyed assessments that I’ve seen of the strengths and weaknesses of weblog discourse.






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