Annotated Bibliography #4 – Relation to Networked MediaPosted on August 19th, 2011 No comments
The reason this extract was chosen is because of how strongly it relates to this course. Firstly, it relates to Networked Media course as part of the assessment is to write blogs where it is being accessed on how we think and write in the public space. The main arguments that I have pointed out shows its relation to this course.
As evidence, part of this course teaches students how to blog, documenting our thoughts and ideas in the blog. Students are encouraged to blog on weekly lectures, activities in lab and also our personal thoughts related to this course. So it could be one sentence we find interesting said during lecture or it could be our thoughts on the lecture. It doesn’t have to be a long post as Mortensen and Walker state that ‘post to a blog can be very short and unpretentious’ (p. 259). The main idea is we, students learn how to express our thoughts through blogs and to reflect how our thoughts are documented when we blog.
Besides that, students have to maintain 3-4 blog entries per week as a practice of writing in the ‘public arena’. By writing in the public space, it gives students the sense of responsibility to express ourselves and be aware of our audience (communal discourse) because our blogs are being put out in the ‘public arena’ where students can read each other blogs and comment on the blog entries. It also helps students to share and generate idea as our thoughts are put out on the internet for others to read. That is how the ‘conversation grows forth’ as students comment on each other blog’s entries to give feedback.
- Mortensen, T & Walker, J 2002, ‘Blogging Thoughts: Personal Publication as an Online Research Tool’ in Researching Ict’s in Context. Ed. Andrew Morrison. Oslo: University of Oslo, pp. 249-259.
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