Sebastian Paquet's definition from Personal knowledge publishing and its uses in research (2002):
Personal knowledge publishing quite simply consists in an activity where a knowledge worker or researcher makes his observations, ideas, insights, interrogations, and reactions to others' writing publicly in the form of a weblog. (2002).
cel4145 | Thu, 03/18/2004 - 17:16
cel4145 | Mon, 03/08/2004 - 14:50
The Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School has a detailed report on the effect that blogging had on Trent Lott, "Big Media" Meets the "Bloggers": Coverage of Trent Lott's Remarks at Strom Thurmond's Birthday Party. But I'm not writing to comment on the quality of the article, although Dowbrigade News reports that is an insightful read, but rather in relation to another point given at Dowbrigade:
Well, on my screen, it's "Do Not Copy" in medium grey splattered across every page. What doesn't make sense to me is that if it's free to download, why worry about people making copies, especially since it comes from an academic institution?
What I think we are seeing here is what will soon be a trend thanks to DRM: that people will enact authorial privileges, often at the expense of making fair use of a text, simply because they can. That through repeated exposure to and opportunity of using DRM, the ubiquitous use will establish its acceptability.
Link courtesy of The Importance of
cel4145 | Fri, 02/27/2004 - 22:54
Scott Leslie of EdTechPost emailed me about Derek Morrison of Auricle who is looking at the weblog as the model for a new type of virtual learning environment. Morrison states that he's "not going to put them forward (yet) as full-blown Learning Management Systems."
Why not? Many of the full blown content management/weblog systems--such as Drupal--mainly only need some teacherly administrative tools to be comparably "full-blown" from a teacher's perspective. Add in a testing and grading module, and a good CMS can generally serve the same purposes as Blackboard and Web CT. In my experience, however, Derek is right about the scaling. Implementing and managing 1000 Drupal sites might be a little difficult, although Adrian's installation system will go a long ways toward building the necessary functionality into Drupal for setting up multiple sites simultaneously.
cel4145 | Wed, 02/18/2004 - 12:04
In looking through Barber and Grigar's New Worlds, New Words: Exploring Pathways for Writing about and in Electronic Environments (2001), I discovered that Nick Carbone, "Diving into the Text: Rediscovering the Myths of Our Books," deserves significant note for his advocation of public web journals in composition. Carbone never mentions blogging and is speaking about journals along the lines of academic journal publications reconceived for the web and the classroom. But Carbone was writing this before blogging became mainstream and does caution that "it is also important that these journals do not become mere imitators of print journals. . . . a Web journal should also take advantage of the unique way the web can create, shape, share, and store writing" (240).