Blogging in Education




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"It's no longer a lecture, it's a conversation." (Dan Gillmor, We The Media)

"Weblogs ..... are redefining the way students and teachers use the Internet, turning them from mere readers into writers to the Web as well... In fast-growing numbers, educators across the country and throughout the world are finding just how powerful this new interactive Internet can be." (InfoToday Jan 04)

"…a 21st-century education should prepare students to be knowledge creators - not simply receptacles of existing knowledge." (Educause Jun 05). Blogs are just one tool that can enable you and your students to become knowledge creators!

If you haven't yet created your own blog, you might want to try Creating your own blog now. If you've already posted some things to your own blog and are beginning to feel comfortable with the concept, you can find out more about how you can use your blog to learn and help others learn here!

Some further views on Blogging in Education


  • Weblogs in Education Video outlining how weblogs have been used at Hunterdon Central Highschool in the US.
  • Blogging to Learn - "Have you considered using blogs within your pedagogical practice? Do you know what a blog is? This excellent article makes a significant contribution to the flexible learning debate. Anne Bartlett-Bragg (UTS) describes the phenomena of blogging, the process of blogging and how it can be used to enhance learning."
  • Blogging and RSS: The What's It and How To of Powerful New Web Tools for Educators - "Two new Internet technologies, Weblogs and RSS (Real Simple Syndication), are redefining the way students and teachers use the Internet, turning them from mere readers into writers to the Web as well, and making it easier to filter and track the ever-growing number of resources coming online each day. In fast-growing numbers, educators across the country and throughout the world are finding just how powerful this new interactive Internet can be."
  • Blogs in the Classroom - An excellent slideshow that talks about why, where and how blogs are used in the classroom.

Here are some links to further Educational Weblog Articles, or alternatively, why not flex your own searching skills!

Blogging in Education Success Stories



Other interesting thoughts:


  • Losing your job because of your blog.
  • Legal Guide for Bloggers - Everything from copyright to workplace blogging (American)
  • EPIC 2014 - a video transmission from the future outlining how blogging changed the face of journalism in the future.
  • Listen to this audio recording of a conversation between Steve Slone and Denis Dunley from San Jose State University in the USA talking about how blogging and podcasting (audio on your blog) may revolutionise education and society (50mins).