Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Blogging in academe

I thought I'd share an article I read recently that relates to Matt's post on a TEDS student putting his research paper in his blog.
The article was

Blogging Their Way Through Academe
in U.S. News & World Report.

It told some anecdotal stories about how grad students are using blogs in connection with their research. Many are using it as an informal way to talk about what they are doing, work through frustrations, and ask for advice. Students say they “especially value the ability to connect with others in their fields in mere minutes, as opposed to the months or years it can take to publish in journals.” Some students post under a pseudonym if they are talking about something controversial. The article also talked about using blogs to get an inside look at a college you’re considering.

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