Monday, 25 November 2013

Professional (not quite such an) arrrrrrrrrrrrghtefact!

For anyone who read my earlier blog on the professional artifact (and a big thank-you to those people that left comments) I've been mulling it over all weekend (in between analysis and writing) and think that perhaps a blog format is indeed what I am looking for.
I think I was hung up on having something to show but can see now that my intention, which is for development and input from others, within the artifact means that static pages on a website are of little benefit.
Two things brought me to this current thinking,
  1. BAPP Module One knowledge, of Web2.0, that has developed over the last two modules, and 
  2. My discovery of the 'edublog' (description below from wikipedia):
"An edublog is a blog created for educational purposes. Edublogs archive and support student and teacher learning by facilitating reflection, questioning by self and others, collaboration[1] and by providing contexts for engaging in higher-order thinking.[2][3] Edublogs proliferated when blogging architecture became more simplified and teachers perceived the instructional potential of blogs as an online resource.[1] The use of blogs has become popular in education institutions including public schools and colleges.[4] Blogs can be useful tools for sharing information and tips among co-workers, providing information for students, or keeping in contact with parents. Common examples include blogs written by or for teachers, blogs maintained for the purpose of classroom instruction, or blogs written about educational policy. Educators who blog are sometimes called edubloggers."

Both talk about Web2.0, sharing information, collective input and reflection - words that sound pretty close to where I want to get!

So here's my next plan,
  1. wander around the Internet looking at the edublogging that is out there
  2. get a feel for the kind, type, style and content of such edublogs,
  3. find and trial an edublog building website, such as,
  4. reflect on the pro's and con's of this trial,
  5. develop it further, if I think it is worthwhile, and
  6. reflect on the artifact as 'work in progress,' or not a finished product, to create a rationale to go alongside the artifact when presented for assessment.
Watch this space!


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