The Importance of the Second Loop in Educational Technology: An Action Science study of introducing blogging in a course curriculum
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.
Integration of the Internet into educational process does and we believe will continue to change the governing variables of the classroom. Action science offers a framework for exploring and understanding the deep organizational changes to teaching and learning engendered by the introduction of the Internet as a true partner in education.