Thursday, April 29, 2004

Print literacy vs. Network Literacy

Expat Australian new media academic and research blogging queen Jill Walker gave a talk late last year on student blogs:
"Weblogs are good as learning journals (searchable, writing practice, catching thoughts, intellectual workout, valuing one's own opinion, discovering interests, even recommended as therapy) but all these things could be done in a paper notebook - though the knowledge that other people are (or can be) reading is important.

What's more important to teach our students is network literacy: writing in a distributed, collaborative environment. "
If you are interested in learning more about this, read on....

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