Busy bookmarking: 32 — no, now 60! — education blogs

November 28, 2008 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

Earlier this month, Richard Hake, professor emeritus at Indiana University, shared a fantastic collection of 32 education blogs on the AERA list-serve.

This week he forwarded an even more comprehensive list of over 60 education blogs and includes commentary about the usefulness of this still new medium for sharing, distributing, and learning about education news, research, policies, and commentary, as well as some provocative questions about the already antiquated journal system:

ABSTRACT: The present post lists over sixty education blogs, an expansion and correction of earlier posts “Thirty-two Education Blogs” and “Over Fifty Education Blogs.”  I have also indicated a few general references to internet usage and blogging. But do blogs and blog lists contribute positively to the dissemination of useful information?  Responding to “Thirty-two Education Blogs,” Anita Pincas complained that few people have time to examine 32 blogs, that keyword searches are not adequate for “finding just what we need,” and that “semantic web developments may help.” Problems in finding just what we need have recently been addressed by physicist Michael Nielsen, who argues that the internet offers us the first major opportunity to create: (a) a collective *long-term* working memory such as the physics preprint arXiv to replace the antiquated journal system, and (b) a collective *short-term* working memory for the rapid collaborative development of ideas.  Are blogs and discussion lists harbingers of the latter? [Entire post found here.]

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