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Furl instead of blog

One of the complaints often directed at blogging is that not everyone is a blogger – not everyone has the interest, time or the skills to write for others.
While glancing through Furl’s Popular List , I realized how effective it could be as a learning tool. Anyone can use Furl (it simply stores a copy of a webpage in your user folder, so pages aren’t lost or links broken). Making connections is a knowledge era skill. Imagine a group of 25 students subscribing to each others online topics of interest (Furl folders can be public or private)…gaining insight into what other classmates found interesting enough to keep.

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  1. Furl as Classroom Tool

    George Siemens at elearnspace says: One of the complaints often directed at blogging is that not everyone is a blogger – not everyone has the interest, time or the skills to write for others.

    Thursday, December 16, 2004 at 8:00 pm | Permalink
  2. Options for participation

    elearnspace makes an important observation about participation with respect to the sharable book-marking tools out there in Furl instead of blog:One of the complaints often directed at blogging is that not everyone is a blogger – not everyone has the…

    Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 2:10 am | Permalink