Weblogs and Discourse

Oliver Wrede: Weblogs and Discourse

Abstract

This paper discusses different questions of weblogs in context of higher education. It is focussing on three loosly coupled questions:

1. How can the weblog format improve discourse?

2. How it can weblogs support teaching at universities?

3. What are the insitutional benefits of weblogs in universities?

It seems obvious that these questions relate to each other and probably should be discussed in context of each other. The document grew out of a wild collection of speculative thoughts and notes. It is also based on some daily experience with weblogs in an educational setting.

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