A parting word on blogging at conferences
Posted by comartslibrarian on April 19, 2007
This year’s Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference was the first in which I blogged in real-time, after it turned out free wifi was available (most of the time).
I did not try to record a verbatim transcript of each oral or Powerpoint presentation, but focused on the highlights — just as if I would with a paper notepad. One key difference, however… I found that knowing my notes/blog would be publicly accessible motivated me and helped me focus more critically than if I had been a passive listener, recording notes privately on a notepad.
This prompts another supposition. Blogging was promoted as a teaching tool at CIL. Could blogging become an effective educational assessment tool (i.e. requiring students to blog their notes from a lecture or reading)?