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Academic Blogging: The Value of Conversation


by Frederic Stutzman — October 31, 2006

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 tools—ones 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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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 31, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12817, Date Accessed: 11/17/2017 12:42:54 PM

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  • Frederic Stutzman
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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    FREDERIC STUTZMAN is a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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