Can be about blogs in general or blogs for teaching and learning.
Herve and I are on the train to Nottingham… nothing to report yet but posting this because I can! feel like I’ve moved into the 21st century – I’m liking this new Vaio and wireless malarky!
This is an interesting commenting tool in use (and probably an interesting read but I haven’t got that far yet!). A blog that allows you comment on a paragraph-by-paragraph basis. It’s being used here to draft a paper on the future of learning institutions. According to Scott Leslie it’s a WP plugin.
Lynn Reynolds, a student and ‘Writing Mentor’ at London Metropolitan University is attempting to write an essay online over the next 3 weeks at http://evolvingessay.pbwiki.com/ Lynn writes:
The prospect of tackling an academic assignment is often daunting and anxiety-provoking, even for students who already know a lot about the topic in question. Being given model essays and model answers can actually make the problem worse; it often seems as though the writers managed to produce perfectly coherent, fully-formed arguments from thin air. “That never happens to me,” we think, and already we have that sinking sensation of failure. Model essays just make us feel inadequate. We don’t know where to start. And what’s more, even if we do get going, how do we know if we’re on the right track with the content of our assignment?
This experiment aims to shine a light into all of these dark corners.
It’ll be interesting to see how this develops… Lynn is also blogging her experience