Recent Blogging Articles: Habermas, Access and Pedagogy

Stephen Downes’ OLDaily listed a couple of interesting articles today related to the blogging. Each article took an interestingly divergent yet similar focus from the other … and both are equally interesting.

Understanding Weblogs:
This post presents an interesting paper from Elmine Wijnia who takes Habermas’ theory of the ‘ideal speech situation’ and researches how the social act of blogging may move towards this ideal, power-balanced situation.

The Pedagogy of Weblogs:
This is an interesting post that describes the experience of teachers using blogs in the classroom. I love hearing the stories and seeing the actual posts from students. I know there is great potential here (i.e., blogging in education), but I do like to see evidence and experimentation of its use.