EduBlogging Assessment: Networked Bloggers
Those learners who have already been blogging have a need for learning skills and knowledge to become edubloggers on a larger scale. The development of an extensive personal information network will be required, as will a mastery of RSS feeds, aggregators, and a number of tools to create and host educational content that is shared with other professionals.
These networked edubloggers will aim to have set up between 50 to 100 bookmarks, 50-100 RSS feeds, 5-10 presentations, 5-10 podcasts, and have been blogging within a number of networks for more than a year. Assessment will be portfolio based, and the demonstration of the open portal to share with professionals. I think that tools will change. For now, using edublogs as the blogging tool, along with capture of bookmarks in delicious, or using a combination of posterous and pageflakes will suffice as a professional archive.
The teacher’s role is to act as a mentor, a critic, a provocateur, pointing out flaws and ommissions, throwing out ideas that inspire the apprentice to think further and deeper on the tasks and ideas. The academic expert has a vital role in the facilitation of learning.