Tuesday, December 13, 2005

All this and Heaven too!

All this and Heaven too!
Originally uploaded by goforchris.
At the risk of gloating, I have to point out that this is the kind of thing teachers can do when they're sufficiently superannuated to stop teaching! This was taken above Loch Eck this morning - frost in the shadows, warm sun.
But before that, I had a good discussion with Ewan about the possible use of blogs to link together the scattered diocese of Argyll & The Isles, where the Episcopal church has so few stipendiary clergy that education of the laity is a must and where distances and geography conspire to make life difficult.
I'm convinced that the kind of community of which I'm becoming aware in blogdom is the future for us: just as we no longer have strong communities of churchgoers each relying on their own resident expert, so we cannot expect to meet each other in the flesh every time we have a problem to resolve or a learning situation to work through.
I'd welcome any more thoughts on this from edubloggers: think adult education with essays to be looked at and ideas and info to be disseminated, along with good practice and useful experiences. I'm thinking multi-user blogging, the odd encouraging/inspirational podcast, some Skype and video linking - and a big job on the conversion phase!


  1. Anonymous2:55 AM

    I've made a comment on the picture. But don't forget that blogs, like space, are finite but unbounded. Yours certainly helps this antipodean to feel not so far away.


  2. Well, that's what I hope to persuade Episcopalians in Argyll to realise - that we can interact and receive education through blogging and NOT feel isolated!