The Internet is everywhere. From the classroom to our personal lives, the Web is the thing of the future and will continuously grow. But how far is too far?
Most colleges have online classes and you never have to face a teacher. But is bringing the Internet, specifically the weblog, into the classroom a good idea? The weblog or more commonly known as a blog can be used to display a multitude of items.
Over 34 percent of people consider blogging as a form of journalism.From opening your own video weblog, or vblog, to a photo weblog, or photoblog, the blog is being integrated into the worlds of everyone who knows about it. Even the corporate world use blogs in their daily work days. Over 34 percent of people consider blogging as a form of journalism. Blogging allows anyone to be their own journalist and get their opinions out into the open. For me, it is a way of venting to the world, but that doesn't mean it should be in classes.
Maybe it would be a good idea to incorporate blogs into the classroom for a more centralized environment where students and teachers can communicate and post their opinions freely. Blogs can be used in so many different ways, which considering the advancement of technology, blogging could be the next form of an online classroom.
But honestly, I do not believe having a blog as a requirement would be a good idea for the classroom. I believe it makes the classroom feel more impersonal and would encourage students to lag in the class.
Blogging in the classroom is on a rise whether we want it or not. It is the next big thing and we can either go with the flow or resist the current; I guess we'll have to wait and see which way it goes.