I continue to search for a persuasive way to describe the value of blogging to people who don’t blog. Leaning a bit on connectivism theory, I have decided to explicitly identify important information I have picked up from specific blogs. I went through my aggregator to note just one for each author. While some leaped into mind right away, I found that I could not remember an item for others, even though I knew I had picked up invaluable knowledge from them before. I have no good system to track those borrowed concepts that I have either kept for myself or passed on to colleagues. As a result, the following list remains incomplete. However, look at all the good stuff just in this short list. My, how my life would be different without this knowledge.
D’Arcy Norman: 50mm lens for my camera
Chris Sessums: Connectivism
Danah Boyd: Why students spend so much time on Facebook
Ewan McIntosh: Informed planning is more important than a pilot phase.
Steve Hargadon: Suffering from information overload? Create more information.
Garr Reynolds: Simplicity makes for better presentations
Miguel Guhlin: Follow your passion
OpenCulture: University podcasts
Jim Heynderickx: Structured middle school laptop program design
Chris Lehmann: The unconference
John Phillips: Single-day start of year laptop prep
Bill Fitzgerald: Web Site Baker (ironically)
If you didn’t make this list, I’m quite certain that you will chalk it up to my feeble memory rather than the relative value of your blog!