Today I did an afternoon workshop with colleagues from across our five schools (*) to help them create a blog for their professional portfolio.
What did I re-feel in their experience as they started their own blog?
- the delight in starting to construct an identity online;
- the realisation that people are going to read it i.e. feeling accountable to something bigger than your department or School ...
- a dawning realisation that if you write in Portuguese, then your audience - and therefore your identity - will be quite different than if you write in English;
- a hint of the potency of new technologies and a sub-conscious realisation of the new relationships they could generate.
I've put the feeds for all the blogs into a Superglu account, so all the blog posts now appear on one Superglu page. Does that mean I'm suggesting that a Web2.0 technology is responsible for bringing people from across disciplines and across School all onto the same page?
(*) School of Business, Schools of Technology (2), School of Education, School of Health.
Tags: eportfolio, web2.0, educaçãosuperior