Weblogs In Education

David Carraher:

»Two current shortcomings of education could could be addressed through weblogging technologies. The former is highly problematic throughout K-12; it is not a major problem in graduate school. The latter remains a problem at all levels.
1. Constraints on Students As Active Producers of Knowledge
2. There is a firewall around the classroom«

David Carraher lists a number of ideas how weblogs could facilitate discourse. Unfortunatly his reasoning is flawed in a very crucial part: the strategy is not device independent. His ideas make sense in a ideal world where everyone jumps into weblogs. Unfortunatly the ideal world is in a parallel universe.






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