Jan 4 2007
Happy New Year and Eid….
Well this is just a quick message to say I am back from Upper Egypt and will now be blogging away my results and work for my upcoming deadlines for my assignment on Blogs and their actual effectiveness within a class setting in a secondary school.
Yes I know it already seems I’m blogging about blogging, but after my literature review it seemed very obvious their has been a great deal of academic research not just ‘Grey’ literature about blogging but very little actually deals with the qualitative outcomes of using blogs in a classroom. And especially within a secondary classroom. There is a great deal of quantitative analysis related to posts and interconnectivity of blogs with each other to form a community – but it almost seems that creating a community around a single blog within a school is considered a more lowly pursuit. Anyway more soon…
Hopefully tomorrow I will place up all the literature that I managed to find related to my assignment and provide finally the preliminary outline of thoughts, why I use blogs and why I probably don’t think they have a wide future use within education but will be used sporadically as a tool. Until then I hope you enjoy my photo from Karnak temple, a beautiful part of the world even if a little cold at this time of year?