Via Stephen Downes, I noticed this link of 25 Great Edublogs. It is an excellent list. Coming off of a women’s blogging jam here at IiL08 (which went over two hours) I just have to sigh when I see that 22 of the 25 listed are men. Mostly older men. Mostly white. We had some discussion on this.
I realize that this is just a listing based on Zaid’s preferences and applaud him for featuring great edubloggers (I have done so here – in past posts – with women edubloggers). But Zaid’s post (in conjunction with the conference session) leaves me wondering if the Internet is the great equailizer it was supposed to be or just another reflection of society? There are similar numbers of men and women blogging and certainly women are not underrepresented in our field.
Any thoughts on this consistent issue? Genre? Style? Biology? Content? What would you’re list look like and why? And more importantly, is this important?