Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Ruminating on Blogging
As the semester winds down I have begun to think about the experience of blogging and how beneficial it really is. I think it is a helpful tool for personal use. I am glad that I have some posts to go back and look at and refresh myself on some ideas that I had earlier in the year. I also enjoy the amount of peer collaboration that is possible. I recently read a study, however, that showed that since 2006 blogging has decreased in popularity drastically. This doesn't make the tool any less helpful but it does seem to show that it is not as "hip" as it once was (probably due to the amount of social networking options). This could pose problems in the classroom because perhaps blogging will be viewed with as much spite as th 5-paragraph essay, making it hard to get students involved with it.