Inside Higher Ed is running
today about CCC Online called
"Mirror, Mirror on the Web." The column puts a
beam on CCC Online
and introduces a few of the features of the site, but beyond that–and more
importantly, I’d say–it makes explicit some of the ways blog-based thinking
influenced the creation of the site. As the article makes plain, the three
of us working on the project are active bloggers; I think it’s safe to say
that the practice of blogging made the current iteration of CCC Online conceivable.
Clearly, CCC Online is not merely your paper copy of the journal.
CCC Online is in many ways still a mirror site, but it’s a mirror that
can be manipulated in a variety of ways, offering our colleagues different
perspectives on the journal’s content, perspectives that are impossible to
duplicate in print. We’ve worked to make the site as productive as possible,
integrating more efficient management of the journal’s content with
opportunities for exploration and invention.
Our aim since the earliest conversations about the site was to imagine CCC
Online as more than a mirror or, at the very least, as a system of variable
mirrorings: What can the online version of the journal do that the print
I don’t have much more to say about it right now. Read Collin’s
article. Click around CCC Online and continue to let us know what
you think, what you’d like to see. Link to it. Volunteer for writing abstracts (we’re
approaching 51.1…the end of abstracts and the start of abstract-writing).