Blogging: A New Threat to Student Research?


  • Martin J. Hornyak
  • E. Brian Peach
  • Michael J. Fekula


With the recent history of “one-time respected” organizations like Enron, Merrill Lynch, Global Crossings, and the behavior of other organizations, postsecondary education institutions are being questioned if subjects like ethics are being taught or researched in present day colleges. Today’s college instructors often feel at “professional risk” in dealing with the ever-changing face of our craft. For example, plagiarism is a rising plague in the education and research arena for both students and educators. Now, a new concept called “blogging” is growing and challenging the basic tenets of doing good student research. Should we be concerned? This session examines what blogging is and what are its implications for student research and our educational system.