August 09, 2005

Oasis in the desert of busyness

I quite like this version of what blogging is about and for:

When a learner sits down and blogs, she/he is engaging in a reflective process. Nebulous thoughts and feelings are put to words. External ideas are scrutinized. The natural capacity of harmonizing our emotions and thoughts with ideas and concepts is evoked. A small cognitive and emotional oasis in the desert of busynes[s]. And, I imagine more learning occurs in only a few minutes here than hours any where else...
(from Siemens' Connectivism Blog, a real treasure)

...and I'm thinking that this is another facet of Gardner Campbell's notion of "real school", and that Rudy Rucker's wetware fits in too. Obviously.

Posted by oook at August 9, 2005 11:41 AM