[CITASA] using blogs with your courses

Samuel Tobin samueltobin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 15:24:08 EDT 2009


I mostly have students set up personal blogs as portfolios for the
work they did over the semester and to host any projects which we
might share.

Samuel Tobin
NSSR/NSGS

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 2:52 PM,  <arobbin at indiana.edu> wrote:
>
> I am using google groups for the five three-person teams who are designing
> and conducting a survey in my intro to research methods course. Each team
> creates a group. I had the team leader add me on as a member of the group. I
> only check in when asked questions and double-check once every two days or
> so that everyone on a team is participating (participation reflects 5% of
> their assignment grade). It seems to be working swimmingly. Since this is
> the first time I have done this (and the students know that it's the first
> time), I will ask for an evaluation from the students at the end of their
> project. But, thus, the informal feedback as been very favorable.
>
> Alice Robbin
>
> Quoting Liz <nwjerseyliz at yahoo.com>:
>
>> My only thought is to have a separate blog for each discussion
>> section...I assume with 400 students you will have discussion
>> sections but maybe that's not a good assumption in these
>> penny-pinching days. Then the TAs could be responsible for guiding
>> students & curating their content.
>>
>> I am a big surprised to see Google Ads on your course blog. Google
>> Ads are notorious for just paying pennies and it does add an element
>> of commercialization to your educational offering. Are you including
>> them intentionally or was the blog set up by another person? Just
>> curious if it's part of the pedagogy for the course.
>>
>> Liz Pullen
>> nwjerseyliz at yahoo.com
>>
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>> ________________________________
>> From: Howard Welser <welser at ohio.edu>
>> To: citasa at list.citasa.org
>> Sent: Wed, October 21, 2009 11:49:56 AM
>> Subject: [CITASA] using blogs with your courses
>>
>>
>> Does anyone here have experience using blogs with students?
>>
>> Currently I am using a simple blogspot blog with my seminar class,
>> and I feel it is working well, but many things can work ok on a small
>> scale that fail horribly as they grow.
>>
>> http://group-processes-social-change.blogspot.com/
>>
>> However. . . . . . I will have 400 students in Intro to Soc winter
>> quarter-- and will need to modify my strategies to adapt to the
>> larger context.
>>
>> any advice and pointers are appreciated.
>>
>>
>> ted
>>
>> --
>> Howard T. Welser
>> Assistant Professor
>> Department of Sociology & Anthropology
>> Ohio University
>> Bentley Annex 109
>> Athens, Ohio 45701
>> 740.597-2722
>>
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