Academics give lessons on blogs

Until a few months ago, the attention paid to web logs, or blogs, focused mainly on politics and the media business.

However, many in academia followed the web-diary of Salam Pax, the famous Baghdad blogger during the build-up to the war in Iraq.

Now, the technology that has been an alternative source of news to many academics is being incorporated more fully into university life.

Blogs are giving departments, staff and students the freedom and informality of tone impossible in scholarly journals or even the student newspaper.

Blogging lecturers say the technology provides them with easy online web access to students and improves communication outside of the classroom. —Shola AdenekanAcademics give lessons on blogs (BBC)

There’s nothing really new in this article, but it’s still good to see the mainstream media acknowledging the fact that blogs aren’t all about sex and politics.