Blogs – What Are They and How Can They Help You and Your Students?

Links to sites used in the presentation:

  1. blogdemo.malartu.org
  2. econproph.com
  3. jimluke.com
  4. macro.econproph.net
  5. econhist.econproph.net – 2012 Student Projects
  6. Madonna U. Gerontology
  7. WordPress.com
  8. Malartu.org

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 Thirty Uses for What can be done with a blog!

  1. •Resources for courses: one place, persistent
  2. •Syllabi and book lists: past, present, future
  3. •Organize resources with categories, tags, links, search
  4. •Public calendar – office hours.
  5. •Teaching portfolio.
  6. •Up-to-the-minute CV.
  7. •Discuss “handouts” or homework with students.
  8. •Link & comment on news/web items – by course or topic. —no more handouts.
  9. •Host online discussions
  10. •Create a class publication
  11. •Get your students blogging Integrate multimedia of all descriptions
  12. Store podcasts, videos, mp3’s, ppt’s
  13. • Create a fully functional website
  14. • No Wait! More Ideas!
  15. • Broadcast to reminders to students via RSS, Twitter, Facebook, text.
  16. • Heck, build a course!
  17. Make a professor’s life easier
  18. All Resources for courses in one place with persistent storage and URL’s
  19. Link & comment on news/web items – by course or topic.
  20. No more handouts.
  21. Organize resources with categories, tags, links, search.
  22. Discuss “handouts” or homework with students (non-graded)
  23. Program or course news.
  24. • Special tutorials or help.
  25. • Single point of contact.
  26. • Broadcast to reminders to students via RSS, Twitter, Facebook, text.
  27. • Store podcasts, videos, mp3’s, ppt’s
  28. • Embed videos & documents
  29. Get students blogging & writing
  30. • Heck, build a course!

How a Blog Saves Time:

  • Create/edit once, one place.
  • – Multiple courses instantly current via links
  • • Quick log-in, posting tools
  • • No html or files needed
  • • Tagged for retrieval
  • • Available anywhere
  • • Answer questions once

 

 

One Comment

  1. Susan Halick
    October 15, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    Thanks for the session Jim!
    I’ll have to come back to this post to read the 30 uses.

    Reply

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