One of the things about putting an output (rss) on your web-presence is that people can do helpful/interesting/surprising things with it. This is a trivial example, but Andy Powell at Eduserve wanted to make an easy way to subscribe to all the blogs nominated for the Edublog awards. A few technical glitches later he realised that he could plug it into Tony Hirst’s OPML Dashboard and produce a single page that lists the last 5 posts by all the candidates. Easy-peasy – and as he said, cool.
The results are in, and no surprise Dy/Dan won best new blog: you should read him, he’s on fire.
Can’t say it looks *that* International to me: 6 from the US and one each from Scotland and Korea – and I’m not that sure I think of students as being particularly “silent” – and surely I’ve seen some population figures that question the majority bit – and the music was a bit luke warm and…. but I shouldn’t be churlish. I know I’m going to stick it in my reader come Monday: good luck to ’em.
The Edublog 2007 awards (otherwise known as the “Eddies”) have announced this years finalists, so if you’re wondering where to start when it comes to reading your peers the finalist list isn’t a bad place to look: there are some fantastically engaged, and engaging, writers there.