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October 27, 2009

Blogs

Finally, I can have the internet access at home=]

Still organizing the things that I have learnt in the CBE module.  I'm going to write blogs about that.

I found an interesting phenomenon just now.  After the deadline for assessing the blogs, there is no new blog entries for more than 24 hours!  Is it a good thing or bad thing?

As what I have told before, I wrote my first online blog 7 years ago and I am quite loyal to blogs.  In fact, I don't really support the idea that blogs should be included in our academic assessment.  But I can't think of any ways to motivate students to write blogs for their modules.

When I am free, I love to read blogs of my friends.  I read several blogs from my colleagues and I learn a lot from them.  Sometimes, I can learn from the way they think.  Sometimes, I can find the points that I might miss in the seminars.  Sometimes, I understand that someone is facing similar difficulty as me and it's like a kind of encouragement.

But how can we make this to be more 'natural'? Blogs which aim at scoring marks for module can always be good, of course.  But for me, I don't feel comfortable with that purpose when I am writing.  Unfortunately, sometimes I may get lost and do according to the reality.

I just realize that this is similar to the case of audit using ISO9000.  At the very beginning, ISO aims for quality improvement.  However, now it becomes something like quality assurance.  People work hard before the audit period in order to reach the minimum requirements instead of doing their best.  Originally, ISO is a good idea.  But as time goes by, the nature has changed and it is out of control.

Maybe, that's reality... 


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