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Academic Blogging: The Value of Conversation

by Frederic Stutzman
Teachers College Record ()


As academics, we are educators and communicators. For this reason, the ongoing debate over the role of blogs in academia is both illustrative and confounding. Fundamentally, blogs are communication toolsones that when used in context become powerful tools for digital learning. Many in academia have effectively leveraged blogs to share their work and connect with students and colleagues, all the while spurring conversation and research. Why is it that so many of us are apprehensive about the role blogs play in academia, and particularly, the role blogging may play in our careers?

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