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Remediation, Genre, and Motivation: Key Concepts for Teaching with Weblogs

Weblogging is no panacea for writing instruction, nor for engendering greater course participation among students. But our initial study has convinced us that weblogging as a general writing activity is worth pursuing in college courses, and that understanding the wide range of generic knowledge students bring to weblogging will help instructors orient and motivate students in the use of weblogs. Our specific findings and claims are: Journal weblogging is likely…

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The Spirit of Paulo Freire in Blogland: Struggling for a Knowledge-Log Revolution

I wanted to try out the effects of democratization and subversion on this process of keeping a klog, and in doing so, possibly learn ways workplace practices could one day be further affected by the force of these software systems. I also saw a visible (and documentable) clash of cultures between old and new media?perhaps made even more acute than it might be at more ?typical? large corporations because the…