Grads Blogging

Derek Mueller has a podcast up of a recent conference presentation on weblogs and emergence, in which he explains why graduate students should blog.

And while we are on the subject, Kevin Lim has been blogging for a while now, but lately he has really kicked into overdrive, and with good effect. His is now one of my favorite blogs to read. Sure he’s a UB student (and my advisee), but I don’t think I’m betraying any favoritiesm there. If you are interested in social technologies and a bunch of other stuff, subscribe to his blog for a week or two and take it for a spin.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted 4/18/2005 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    My Pseudo Thank You Speech: Alex provides his students good exposure to new technology. I have him to thank for convincing me to blog. To date, not everyone sees the point in blogging, so I don’t think it’s for everyone. As for me, blogging give me a good break from the daily routine. I feel more connected with the rest of the world.

  2. Posted 4/18/2005 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    About edublogging (Via Incorporated Subversion), David Miller at Emerging Perceptions says: “Blogging works best when it is a part of a persons life, meaning that it is a way that they work rather than a course requirement. It works best when it is owned by the individual student rather than being an element of a class they are taking. It works best when it is not forced. In short it cannot belong to the institution and it can rarely work as a requirement….”

  3. Posted 4/18/2005 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Interesting. That’s true of any form of knowledge though — blogging is no different. I think that it’s only effective if the student “takes blogging into her heart,” so to speak. But I see no reason that having students blog as part of a class should impede this. Indeed, just because schoolwork is traditionally sterile and ineffective doesn’t mean you should only apply sterile and ineffective means within the classroom. Or something.

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