Scholarly community intercourse

During the residency, our cohort was exposed to various discussion fora, such as world cafe, research panel, etc., Where we had an exclusive opportunity to interact with a diversity of experienced members.  The pearls of wisdom and perspective were for the grabs by the participants, and it was wonderful. Virtually the research community is vast and widespread. The plethora of materials that is populating the network is incredible. The global connectivity and knowledge share has left the doors of research wide open for the pursuit of learners. An enthusiast, whether an educator or an educatee may use the media such as the blogging to open their voices and sound their opinions and thoughts into the world. There is a population who are waiting to resonate with the thoughts of these enthusiasts and develop on these available texts. As described by Asselin (2008)

Blogging is providing spaces tor networking in a new way that includes a diversity that was not possible before the Internet. (p.27)

Blogging has become a new platform for instruction, and the usage of blogs would benefit the students at various levels (Bishop, 2010, p.203).

Having said that, I believe that vigilance is necessary whether you are a knowledge creator or a consumer over the media. One must be aware of the implications and the ripple of consequences they are sourcing. Publications for the sake of publication without any substantial sources for authenticity must be avoided for it is as much responsibility as is the right to express.



Asselin, K. (2008). Blogging: The remediation of academic and business communications (Order No. 1452706). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (304449817). Retrieved from

Bishop, M. (2010). Virtual teacher talk: Blogging with and by pre-service teachers(Order No. 3426991). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (765285545). Retrieved from


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2 thoughts on “Scholarly community intercourse

  1. Hello Satish,
    Scholarly community, and having the opportunity for scholarly discourse is such a benefit to learning and research. Those pearls of wisdom you speak of are what I search for regularly in my work. For two years in a row now I have attended the SoTL (Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) Conference and I am amazed at how much I have learned from others in the scholarly community, by reading scholarly research articles, and by supporting faculty in their scholarly teaching. At the Educational Developers Caucus last year I attended a workshop that really helped me to understand how I can better support faculty engaging in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and soon I will begin to do my own research project. I reflect on my experiences of things like the World Cafe and change or improve my approach based on the feedback from my peers and from other members of the scholarly community. Do you feel like part of that community now? I do.

  2. Thank you so much for your beautiful writing Satish. Your description of the opportunities we had to interact with so many individuals from such varied backgrounds and specializations really rang true to me. It was a valuable experience that I had not expected to be as inspiring as it was. The World Cafe opened my eyes to research and programs going on that sound groundbreaking and intriguing. The difficulty now is that there are so many things I want to learn about that focusing is becoming difficult. It is true that we are on a lifelong learning path and that the more we learn, the more there is to learn. I feel so very grateful to be on this path with such intelligent, kind and supportive people.

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