„From a sample size of
around 2 million US people, US Web stats company Compete concludes that social networking sites are quickly approaching the traffic level of the big portals like Google and Yahoo“ MacManus, 2006
A Weblog is ... •
- a frequently updated • - website • - consisting of data entries • - arranged in reverse chronological order
„concept of decentralization, per-user publication“
Karger & Quan, 2005 „user centred information/content“ Schiefner & Ebner, 2008 „a useful information-gathering tool for practitioners“ Porter et al., 2007 „blogs from experts or researchers are of high interest and relevance“ Heise, 2007 „keeping oneself or anyone else tracked and checking running progress“ Luca & McLoughlin, 2005 „weblogs help bloggers to become a part of a wide communication network “ Peschke & Lübecke, 2005
Doctoral students • - ...
should have the ability to design, • implement and adopt a research • process • - ... should understand their subject • and have the associate skills • - ... should contribute something new • to the subject of their thesis How can collected material be structured and saved that it can be retrieved years later?
Weblogs have the potential ...
• - ... to foster self-determined learning • - ... to foster informal learning • - ... to support digital archives • - ... to enlarge communities • - ... to be part of the daily life