Hyperlinking is a 21st Century skill that I hope to instill in my students. It is always frustrating to read a blog, website, or wiki that refers to great articles or information, but fails to provide the link.
I wonder when our educational assessments will catch up to 21st Century skills. Should a standardized test have a blog post and a multiple choice question that asks which word or phrase should act as the hyperlink? I have found that this is a skill that I am still trying to master. I sometimes hyperlink whole phrases, as I did in my last post. Is this necessary? I wonder who will develop the hyperlink rules for the blogosphere. I have found a few postings for hyperlink rules, but I am not sure the web 2.0 culture has really defined these rules officially.
I recently read a blog post at The Edublogger that explains how to use html code to create a hyperlink in comments. I am glad to know that piece of information, and I plan to demonstrate the value and use of including hyperlinks in blog and wiki comments to my classes next week.