Weblogs and Discourse

This article by Oliver Wrede is a bit older (May 2003 – why does something less than a year old seem ancient when posted in a blog?) but I think it’s certainly worth a read when considering blogs as tools for discourse. I find section 1.4 particularly interesting as I consider the ‘style’ of THIS blog … as I think, while I had an original purpose in mind, what is this actually developing into? It’s interesting to consider the many forms and purposes out there.

While I think of the many forms of blogging, I also consider the place for blogging in higher education. Early this year, Professor Bainbridge wrote an excerpt regarding “Academic credit for blogging“. It’s an interesting, while tongue-in-cheek, case for blogging for academic credit.