How you SHOULD and SHOULD NOT use blogs in education

incsub readers might be interested in a couple of items that I’ve posted over at Blogsavvy about how you should and how you should not use blogs in education, an extract:

“Never never approach blogs as discussion boards, listservs or learning management systems: Almost invariably the first thing people do when encountering new technologies is to try and get it to do what the technologies they are used to do and this is no exception when it comes to blogs.

Group blogs are a bad idea and don’t work: Sure there’s a place for collaborative/ group blogs but that place is not in education. Blogs work well for individuals… they are tools of centred communication and pretty far removed from community management systems like Drupal. Just don’t go there!” [Blogsavvy - professional blog consultant]

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