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July 18, 2006

Towards the Finish Line...


"New technology is common, new thinking is rare."'
Sir Peter Blake


Go ahead and refine your ideas further over the next week as we head towards the finishing line here in this blogsite entry.

July 10, 2006

Brainstorm for Final Case Study


"This notion of self-publishing, which is what Blogger and blogging are really about, is the next big wave of human communication. The last big wave was Web activity. Before that one it was e-mail. Instant messaging was an extension of e-mail."
Eric Schmidt


For your final case study, you will want to examine the potentialities for blogs both today and into the future. Think both about what you might be able to achieve pedagogically this next year, and also think well into the future about where you might be able to expand into. Think big, think ambitiously! There is no limit to what you could choose to do with blogs, taking into account multimedia and all its possibilities.

While you brainstorm about the technology of Weblogs, keep these questions in mind:

  • Implication on the classroom environment -- how has/can this technology help teaching and learning to address the learning needs of all students?

  • Ethics of using the technology in the classroom -- what are some of the new issues we need to address because of this technology? Include issues as related to parents, teachers, and students.

  • Where has it come from and where is it going? How might bandwidth increases and ubiquitous Internet access both in school and at home alter your use of Weblogs?

This case study will not come due for some two weeks, but take this opportunity to let your mind start to chew over the technology of the Weblog in the educational setting.