Scholars Who Blog Are….

April 29, 2012 The Chronicle Of Higher Education

The Virtues of Blogging as Scholarly Activity

The Virtues of Blogging as Scholarly Activity 1

Chad Hagen for The Chronicle

By Martin Weller

I have been an active blogger since 2006, and I often say that becoming one was the best decision I have ever made in my academic life.

In terms of intellectual fulfillment, creativity, networking, impact, productivity, and overall benefit to my scholarly life, blogging wins hands down. I have written books, produced online courses, led research efforts, and directed a number of university projects. While these have all been fulfilling, blogging tops the list because of its room for experimentation and potential to connect to timely intelligent debate. That keeps blogging at the top of the heap.

My academic identity

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