Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Blogging and Learning


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IT Integrators Conference, Association of Independent Schools, Sydney, Australia, Keynote, Sept 15, 2006.

Discussion of what a blog is (as defined by format, not content) and how it is used in learning. I offer an overview of current blogging systems, discuss the use of blog post aggregation and RSS, and provide examples of blogs in learning. Finally, I connect the use of blogging in learning communities with the discussion of social network functionality as described by people such as Duncan J. Watts. A nice opportunity to merge some thoughts on the role of blogs in learning with the idea of blog objects as words in a conversation. 


Stephen Downes Stephen Downes, Casselman, Canada
stephen@downes.ca

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