Sunday, December 25, 2005

Konrad Glogowski, winner of the 2005 Edublog "Best Newcomer" Award, has a post on developing community through blogging:
I have spent the last ten days creating a new blogging community for my students. The old one stopped working. I’ve been using Manila for the past two years but there have been too many problems lately. First, the IT team said it was a virus, then the aftermath of the virus, then compatibility issues. Finally, after many disruptions to our classroom blogging, I decided to take action and get new software and a new server.

As you can imagine, it was a lot of work. This whole experience, however, proved to be very enlightening from an educational point of view. [read more]
The post makes good use of Ong on the interiorization of technology.

Cross posted to Notes from the Walter J. Ong Archive.

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Robert K. Logan, author of The Fifth Language: Learning a Living in the Computer Age, The Sixth Language: Learning a Living in the Internet Age, and The Alphabet Effect, is currently working on Understanding New Media: Extensions of Marshall McLuhan:

A new study is being made of the social impacts and history of the “new media” is a project called Understanding New Media: Extensions of Marshall McLuhan. The impact of the “new media” on the media McLuhan studied in Understanding Media: Extension of Man like radio, TV and the movies as well as the impact of “new media” themselves like the Internet, the World Wide Web, Blogs, Cell Phones, I-pods, etc.
drafts of chapters 1 and 7 are available for download as MS Word docs at

Cross posted to Machina Memorialis.