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A Weblog for Every Student?

:: Stephen Downes, via David Davies, noted in OLDaily that the University of Warwick in the UK is giving every student the option of creating their own weblog once they register. What we don't know is how or why they decided that providing every student with his or her own weblog, as mentioned by Will R. on Weblogg-ed.

In my upcoming library and research skills instruction classes in chemical and mechanical design engineering (sorry, I refuse to use or say "bibliographic instruction, or even worse, information literacy classes"), I plan to advise the students about setting up their own weblogs for use as a project management tool, as they will be working in groups of four. It would be a lot easier to set this up if our institution offered a campus-wide blogging service like Warwick or Harvard or U Minnesota.

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