terça-feira, fevereiro 10, 2004

Uso dos blogs na educação

Content Delivery in the 'Blogosphere': "Content Delivery in the 'Blogosphere'

By Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D., and Kaye D. Trammell, University of Florida
February 2004 - Feature

"The interest in new media for teaching and learning has highlighted the potential of innovative software and hardware for education. This has included laptops, handhelds, wireless systems and Web-based learning environments. Most recently, however, this interest has focused on blogs and blogging.
Weblogs, or blogs, are Web pages often likened to online personal journals. They are noted for being the 'unedited, published voice of the people' (Winer 2003). Winer provides a more technical definition, suggesting that a Weblog is 'a hierarchy of text, images, media objects and data, arranged chronologically, that can be viewed in an HTML browser.' Blogging is writing your thoughts into your blog, and the 'blogosphere,' a term coined by William Quick (2001), is the 'intellectual cyberspace' that bloggers (i.e., those who blog) occupy.
While a few educators have already started using blogs in the classroom, more have focused on the potential of blogging in teaching and learning (Shachtman 2002; Embrey 2002). (... ... ...) "

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