Monday, August 22, 2011

Using Blogs for Student Independent Study Projects

A recent article in the Chronicle highlights the benefits of using blogs as a way to promote student learning. I have used blogs for student work in some of my courses, and I have found that they produce benefits beyond being able to integrate various media forms. The notion that a blog post can be viewed by the world wide web promotes a sense of importance and relevance to the students' work.

Find more benefits of and suggestions for using blogs in the linked article.

Faculty and students can sign-up for a free blog accounts at:

Also, Blackboard provides a number of collaboration tools. The Center for Instruction & Research Technology (CIRT) provides a description of these tools on their website.

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