Blogging

Blogs or "web logs" provide a space for students to reflect upon their learning, negotiate difficult concepts, and build upon a student's prior knowledge.  Students are often encouraged to review and comment on the blog posts of other classmates extending ideas and challenging thoughts.

ideaHow are Blogs Used?

Have students reflect, criticize, question, or react to course readings or other classmates’ blogs.

Share links to relevant content allowing students to share content

Organize and summarize classroom discussions

Elements of Blog Posts

Elements of a Blog Posts

Blog posts are typically short, informal, and often controversial in tone.  Blogs allow students to hyperlink to current resources available online, incorporate digital media including digital video, images, or audio, and comment on each others posts. 

Blogs are used in a variety of contexts (business, news, etc) but blogs have a particular uses within higher education.

HelpSupport Provide by Technology Services

The University does not have a blogging tool available to students, faculty, or staff.  Technology Services does provide limited technical assistance to third-party online tools.  If you are interested in using blogs, we encourage you to use one following online solutions.

Bloggerlink (provided by Google)

Wordpress.comlink

ResearchResearch on Blogging

Educase Learning Initiative:  Guide to Blogginglink

Hourihan, M.  (2002).  What we’re doing when we bloglink, O’Reilly Web Devcenter.