Blogging Across the Curriculum

Weblogs In and Around the Classroom

Weblogs are increasingly being used in education by researchers, teachers, and students. Professors are keeping research blogs, requiring students to blog, or creating course weblogs. Students are keeping course blogs or personal blogs. Scholars are studying and writing about the weblog phenomenon while keeping weblogs about weblogs.

The list is growing quickly. Here is a smattering of what is going on in and around Academia.



Weblogs are not special because of their technology but because of the practice and authorship they shape. And it is a practice that will require a weblog author to be »connected« to processes, discourses and communities.”

Oliver Wrede: Weblogs and Discourse


The Chronicle: 6/6/2003: Scholars Who Blog
“The soapbox of the digital age draws a crowd of academics” by David Glenn | Technology & Learning - The Resource for Education Technology Leaders
“For starters, Web publication gives students a real audience to write to and, when optimized, a collaborative environment where they can give and receive feedback, mirroring the way professional writers use a workshop environment to hone their craft.”

Blogging communitiesí popularity draws students
“By the looks of the Web these days, Johnson is not the only one with a little extra time. Blog sites and communities are popping up all over cyberspace ó and University students like Johnson are taking part in the phenomenon.”

Harvard Weblogs: About Weblogs At Harvard
“We're studying weblogs and evangelizing them. We're excited about how this technology might be used in all the activities of the university, for faculty, administration, students, alumni, staff.”

research blogs
“This is an annotated list of weblogs I have found that are used by researchers and academics as a part of their research practice. Iím gathering these links to find out more about how blogs are used in academia and research.”

The Year of the Blog: Home
From the Blog resource site by Barclay Barrios at the Rutgers University Writing Program

The Educational Bloggers Network The NITLE News Volume 2, Number 1, Winter 2003
“Blogs are being employed in the liberal arts classroom in a variety of ways. Educational uses run the gamut from course management to student portfolios to collaboration, or any combination thereof. In many of these various incarnations, blogs are being used to strengthen class community.”

Weblogg-ed Vol.2: Using Weblogs in Education Wired News: Blogging Goes Legit, Sort Of
“Next fall, a handful of students at the University of California at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism will convene weekly to learn about blogging from John Batelle, a co-founder of Wired magazine, and Paul Grabowicz, the school's new media program director.”

Professors Who Blog
A list kept by Andrew R. Cline, Ph.D.

“The School of Informatics weblog server allows students, faculty, and almni of the program to better communicate their research and other activities. Any individual or group related to the school may request their own blog.”

Oliver Wrede: Weblogs and Discourse
“This paper discusses different questions of weblogs in context of higher education.”
Oliver Wrede

Collaborative learning environments sourcebook
“This is a sourcebook for academics and students who want to develop collaborative learning environments (or communities of practice) in which lecturers, students and others can work together to create new knowledge while learning new skills.”

Seblogging: Dynamic Webpublishing, CMS and Weblogs in Education
“Weblogs, CMS, and personal Webpublishing for learning and education”
From Sebastian Fiedler

Seblogging: Personal Webpublishing as a reflective conversational tool for self-organized learning ‚ Paper Draft for BlogTalk 2003
“This paper suggests that personal Webpublishing technologies and practices can be conceptualized as a reflective conversational learning tool for self-organized learning.”
From Sebastian Fiedler