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.
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
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.
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.
Blogger (provided by Google)Wordpress.com