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Blogging – “Social Mind Mapping”

Reflection triggered by the comment from Tom Erik Holteng (min digitale hverdag)

Educational qualities of blogs, or rather BLOGGING I should say, are numerous (and unquestionable). They are mostly related to, and stemming from the fact that blogging is both a process and communication. Due to that characteristics the outcome of blogging, which is a blog, is an ALIVE and INTERACTIVE construct. Having the potential of enhancing research activities (helping exploring, monitoring and registering), blogging equips the ones who are involved in it with the possibility of receiving feedback from the others (MANY others, and VARIOUS others), which makes it a “collaborative mind technology“. Display of reasoning (which a blog makes) together with social interaction (which a blog entails) gives the activity of blogging the quality of social semantic networking and makes learning a truly social adventure. (Isn’t it so?)

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October 3, 2008 - Posted by | Blogging as learning environmnrt

2 Comments »

  1. […] Beata Godejord thinks so, in her posting Blogging – “Social Mind Mapping” […]

    Pingback by Blogging as a tool for learning « Kids Digital World - Exploring didactics in Social Informatics and distance learning | October 3, 2008 | Reply

  2. I still agree with your thoughts concerning blogs as a tool for learning and social interaction. Nevertheless there are always some conditions that must be present before we can see this social interconnection between students.

    We need computers and the skills in how to use ICT. Another, and I believe a much more challenging condition, is the social competence that each student must have. Not everybody are social and like being part of a network on the Internet. My experience is that many students, scholars and faculty staff that I meet talk about web 2.0, but they are not part of any network themselves. They don’t feel comfortable with the idea of communicating in an open community where everybody can read their thoughts. This is not a subject that has been given the necessary attention in Norway and in the research literature that I have been able to find. This should be a topic for teacher-students during their education and for further research.

    To really understand web 2.0 you have to be part of a web 2.0-community. Or am I wrong?

    Comment by tomerik | October 4, 2008 | Reply


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