Integrating new Internet based technologies into the classroom will be a major, ongoing task for educators over the coming years. The readable/writable web changes our relationships with information along with the traditional student/teacher relationships. In the The Importance of the Second Loop in Educational Technology: An Action Science study of introducing blogging in a course curriculum we describe an Action Science approach based on the work of Chris Argyris and Donald Schon for reorienting the organizational structure of the class in a 21st century information ecology.We attempted to develop a blogcentric curriculum that does not just use educational blogging as an addendum to the curriculum (as many early attempts to use blogging have done), but as a central component that mirrors the way the Internet is used outside of the classroom. The major point of this paper is found in its title – we found that we really only made progress in when opening ourselves up to a second loop of learning.
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