Category Archive: blogs

More on Blogging as a Research Component

I’ve posted twice (here and here) on “The Tranformative Potential of Blogs for Research in Higher Education” by Jana Bouwma-Gearhart and James Bess, but don’t feel I’m nearly done with the topic. After… Continue reading

Using Blogs for Research and Writing in the Humanities

In their article “The Transformative Potential of Blogs for Research in Higher Education,”  Jana Bouwma-Gearhart and James Bess write: Blogging recognizes the message of social constructionism and the possibilities for new collaborative, real-time… Continue reading

The Return of the Public Intellectual?

One of the biggest frustrations for me, as a scholar, is continual denigration (by certain academics) of my work as addressing only a “general audience.” I can’t be a “real” intellectual, you see,… Continue reading

Evolving to Neteracy: Comportment on the Web

One development in the evolution towards neteracy is a broader appreciation of what it means to write without editing. That is, most bloggers and readers of blogs have become quite forgiving of the… Continue reading

The Professional and the Amateur

Bill Keller, Executive Editor of The New York Times, recently spoke about the state of journalism. While his attitude is refreshing and his thoughts are generally on target, I do have a few… Continue reading

Objectivity and Its Blinders

In the premier issue of Bookmark, a new publication for supporters of the New York Public Library, is the excerpted transcript of a panel discussion held May 1 at the library. The participants… Continue reading

From Social Networking to Serious Learning

[This is the second blog diary in a series sparked by a teacher professional-development class that I taught, along with Marie Squerciati, at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in June. The first can be… Continue reading

Expanding Upon It!

[Cross-posted from Free Exchange on Campus] Last week, I co-taught a professional-development course for high-school teachers, “Classroom Blogs and Citizen Journalism,” at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. My colleague and I introduced the teachers… Continue reading

Going Down the Tubes?

[This review of mine appeared yesterday on the ePluribus Media Journal.] The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture (New York: Currency, 2007), by Andrew Keen Andrew Keen has… Continue reading

Blogging 2.0

In trying to define his “Web 2.0,” Tim O’Reilly lists Internet entities and aspects that he sees as part of “Web 1.0” and their 2.0 counterparts. The personal website, for example, is superseded… Continue reading