In a previous post we observed that, sadly enough, blogs had not really made their way through business schools. Indeed, only a handful of courses are really shaped around blogs. Well, there is a great news: This is changing! Euromed-Marseille is launching the first (as far as we know) course in a European business school truly articulated around a blog.
We are proud to join forces with Professor Walter Baets to build this Complexity, Innovation and Knowledge blog. We are working hard on adding a new dimension, that of leveraging his blog with Cyberlibris resources. In a few days, Walter has become a genuine blogger. Not only that! He has come up with lots of ideas on how to transform his class in a genuine learning and knowledge sharing community. In a sense, Walter has empowered his students with new ways of expressing themselves. The class is about to start and we wish Walter all the best.
Walter's example is one example of what blogs can do in and to a business school pedagogy and research environment. Schools have long contemplated e-learning platforms. Some have invested in them. Now, blogs are around and they may indeed be a simple and flexible solution. You'll find on Joi Ito's wiki an interesting discussion on the respectives advantages of blogs and e-learning platforms.
In a next post, we'll go into more details on how best to implement class blogs and how to take advantage of content management through RSS feeds (which we are currently using a lot at Cyberlibris). To put it simply, the pianist does not have to bring the stool to the piano anymore. The piano is coming to the stool (not any kind of piano though!)!