Readers of this blog know that we have advocated the use of blogs as a teaching and learning device for quite a while. Indeed, we have preached the blogging gospel and converted some Cyberlibris users who are now veteran bloggers.
If you're not convinced yet of the depth and scope blogs can bring to the process of teaching and learning, here is some further evidence coming from Australia.
Anne Bartlett Bragg is a part-time academic at the University of Technology in Sydney. She is currently writing a PhD on how digital media can enhance the learning experience of students. Of course, she could not miss blogs (being a blogger herself). What she says about blogs and learning in a recent ABC Science News interview fits very nicely with the experience we have at Cyberlibris with our users.
The most striking phenomenon when a professor starts to blog is that he or she becomes really a "primus inter pares". More specifically the teaching and learning processes switch from vertical to horizontal and that's what makes blogging very addictive to both the teacher and the learners. Moreover you don't need to be a computer cat to use a blog, you just need to feel like sharing with others!