Thursday, 13 March 2008

Area of interest - Thoughts on my dissertation

As I have been surfin the net to research for my current small scale study on the use of blogs, particularly by adult literacy learners, I have come across various articles, blogs, videos etc. to two topics -Creativity and multiple intelligence, both of which have been of interest to me for sometime, particularly how they related to literacy development.

Thursday, 6 March 2008

10 reasons why you should encourage your learners to blog !

During my current research for my Module 2 small study project on the use of blogging to support teaching and learning I came across this little gem from YouTube.

Sunday, 2 March 2008


According to Lankshear & Knobel (2006) blogs should not only be interesting but should meet 3 other criteria (1) evidence of a clear and strong sense of purpose (2) a recognisable and well-informed point of view; and (3) a good stanard of presentation (p.154)

So, bearing that in mind, I plan to work on developing my blog further in the coming months and hope to incorporate some additional features, once I'm techy enough to do so.

Clearly, the focus of my blog at present is centred around my MA in New Literacies (with the odd slip into other life matters) but I hink I'm quite keen now to develop another focus in the future around my work, the question is whether to set up a new blog or gradually let this one transmogrify in something different ?