Monday, 25 October 2010

The blog thickens...

Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to share their thoughts regarding their experience of blogging in the CGArts course. All your comments are useful, as they both confirm and challenge established theories of what constitutes an online community. I've been doing a lot of reading over the last couple of weeks (due to the fact that, like many of you, I have a scary deadline approaching...), and some interesting points have come out of the literature. If you have a few moments I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on the following question  - if you don't feel comfortable answering then please don't feel obliged to.

According to an article by the author Martin Dugage (2004), in order for an online community to function effectively it is necessary for the community to be 'closed' - i.e. not openly visible to everyone on the internet. The justification for this is to allow trust to build up between members of the community. So my question is:

How do you feel about the fact that your blogs are visible to anyone on the internet? 

Any and all comments gratefully received!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Blogging All Over The World

Thank you for taking the time to drop by. My name is Tony Reeves and I am a Learning Technologist at the University for the Creative Arts, and I do my best to help staff investigate ways in which they can use technology in their teaching.

I am currently researching the different ways in which blogs can be used as part  of a university course, and whether the ability for former students to contribute to the blogs is beneficial for current students. I would welcome your thoughts and comments about the use of blogs on the CGArts course - please feel free to share your experience by commenting on this post!

Many thanks,

Tony Reeves