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Stephen Downes

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Good article describing the benefits of social networks to improve writing skills. Angela Pascopella and Will Richardson quote a teacher, Paul Allison: "My students are writing things that they are passionate about and willing to stick with and do research on and talk to other students about," he says. For example, one of his students wrote a blog post about abolishing school uniforms. "I don't think he would have written it if he wrote for the school newspaper. So it's like quasi-school. But it's what he wants to write about. And he'll get responses from kids in Boston and Utah." Via Miguel Guhlin, who links and authors a quality set of notes on the article.

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