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The use of blogs in education is increasing, if the use of Edublogs can be regarded as an indicator. Are blogs or 'grey publishing', as some people refer to blog writing, useful in education and training, and if so, how? There is very little research about blog users and how blogs are used, and even less in education and training. Blogs or weblogs, as they were originally called, 'can be described as a form of a personal, easy-to-manage Web sites with content presented in reverse chronological order', (p. 1) quote Larsson and Hrastinski in their interesting article Blogs and Blogging: Current Trends and Future Directions published in the online journal First Monday. The researchers studied research articles about blogs by examining those stored in the ISI Web of Science database with a specific focus on the social sciences, and arts and humanities, where education can also be found.

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