Weblogs in education
Via Scripting News, I see a post by Michael Feldman of Dowbrigade wishing for a stronger uptake of weblogging in the classroom. Michael's a professor at Harvard and/or Boston University (I couldn't quite figure it out) and has one class showing some enthusiasm for weblogging. I wonder if Michael's seen the work that Mark Hemphill's done at UPEI. Last year Mark's students used TypePad weblogs in class (here and here). This year, Mark is heading up a much more ambitious project: in BEAT he's put together an inter-institutional, inter-disciplinary group to work on cool, useable, web-application development projects for credit. They've already started a weblogging platform for all of UPEI and Holland College ... similar to the Harvard Weblogs project.