Academic blogging, academic practice and academic identity – Gill Kirkup 2010
This paper describes a small scale study which investigates the role of blogging in
professional academic practice in higher education. It draws on interviews with a small
sample of academics (scholars, researchers and teachers) who have blogs and on the
author’s own reflections on blogging to investigate the professional benefits and costs of academic blogging. It argues that blogging offers a new genre of authoritative and
accessible academic textual production, and in this way is changing the nature of what it is to be a twenty first century academic practitioner.