29 May 2011
Davidson: Academic bloggers everywhere
(University World News, 29 May 2011)
Tens of thousands of opinionated academics around the world have become internet bloggers while universities are increasingly establishing blogging sites on their web pages.
A blogger at RMIT University in Melbourne, economics professor Sinclair Davidson, believes universities are ideal forums for blogging:
"They are important and broadly respected social institutions that exist to propagate and disseminate knowledge. Blogging allows people to get ideas out into the marketplace for ideas, to pre-test thoughts, to set down markers and generally converse with a wider audience of people than you'd otherwise encounter."