How is your voice heard in the blogosphere?
Of the millions of people learning about technology in education through blogs, there are relatively few voices actually being heard. If we consider Bloom's Taxonomy, at what level of thinking is the participation of most netizens?
Think about the classes you may have taught. Is one way communication the preferred end result? Are you content voices heard in one direction? I'd rather see reflections or counter-arguments that challenge, confirm or contradict my own sensibilities, than be left to see my words hover alone on a page.
Is that a fact? Are most of those who are contributing their voices to the discussion, doing so in affirming ways? Are there even more productive ways to participate?
Suggestions for responding to Blog posts, according to Bloom:
1] Knowledge: Read; Bookmark; Annotate; Restate;
2] Understanding: Reflect; Question for Clarification; Translate; Add to list; Discuss;
3] Application: Provide an example; Share a pertinent experience; Respond to a request;
4] Analysis: Share an opinion; Link to a new resource; Question; Challenge;
5] Analysis: Probe more deeply; Compare work to another's; Correct inaccuracies;
7] Synthesis: Connect to related posts/ideas; write something new; Digest and reinterpret;
8] Evaluation: Make a judgement; Appraise; Argue; Judge;
Coincidentally, Kim Cofino has issued a 'comment challenge', encouraging us to become better blog citizens.
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