I've contributed a short little article to the new Blogs for Learning site, a collection of articles and resources related to blogging in the classroom that's being hosted by Michigan State University. It's a great site that aims to be an eventual clearinghouse for info on the topic, aimed primarily at practioners. The article that I contributed is a spinoff from a presentation I made last year at NRC on authenticity in class blogs. Hop on over to the Blogs for Learning site and tell me what you think!
October 2006 Archives
A story that recently aired on the This American Life radio program offers eerie parallels to today's viral media. It rather hilariously relates how a voicemail message got passed around Columbia University's campus and became an overnight sensation, launching the voicemail recipient into campus-wide stardom. Listen to the story, and in your mind replace "voicemail" with "email" or better yet, "YouTube video." It's a nice reminder of the fact that we didn't just invent this sort of creative act at the birth of the Internet. Look for show #203: Recordings for Someone on the This American Life website.
certified - as a doctoral candidate, that is. Yipee!