Daily Bookmarks 01/17/2008

Sending Your Courses into the Blogosphere: An Introduction for “Old People” Annotated

tags: assessment, asynchronous, blog, highered, learningcommunity, web2.0

An instructor explains how blogs improved the student ownership and depth of discussions over what they experienced with asynchronous discussion boards. Also includes how blog posts were managed and assessed for the course.

How might faculty members use blogs to help their students reach particular learning goals? I use blogs to accomplish two goals in my courses: to facilitate serious communication and cooperation between students on course–related topics and tasks, and to generate efficient and meaningful class discussions…
The difference with blogs, and it is an important difference, is that students take possession of the class blog in ways they never did with these other products.

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