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Additional Resources Introduction Many instructors are using online writing — email, asynchronous threaded discussion groups, and synchronous chat — in their teaching. And both students and teachers are using online communications to maintain personal and business relationships.
Here we present a set of guidelines faculty who are just beginning to use these technologies in teaching. Build the online writing component into the grading structure. Acknowledge the time that will be spent on it.
Adding a significant online writing component is adding to the course load — on your students and on you. If you value it, and if you want your students to value it, then decide what other elements of the course will be dropped to make room for it.
Establish a clear and compelling relationship between the online writing and other elements of the course. Think of the online writing environment as another environment in which students encounter each other and you.
Make clear to your students how you expect the work in this online environment to build upon and contribute to the other work in the course. Student Expectations In general, students have grown up surrounded by digital technologies and are comfortable integrating them into daily life in ways that most people of the previous generation are not.
As with anything else, be aware of what skills and abilities your students bring to the classroom and adapt the learning environment accordingly. The annual Educause Center for Applied Research ECAR study of undergraduate students helps to shed light on how technology affects the college experience.
The study gathered responses from a nationally representative sample of 3, students in 1, colleges and universities. Some conclusions ECAR has drawn from the latest survey are: Facebook generation students juggle personal and academic interactions Students prefer, and say they learn more in, classes with online components Students are drawn to hot technologies, but they rely on more traditional devices Students report technology delivers major academic benefits The survey also reported that students identified these four technology factors that support academic success.
Blogs are just one of many technologies that can help facilitate these four factors of academic success.
Some of the general findings from the faculty report include: More than three-quarters of all faculty visited a social media site within the past month for personal use, and nearly one-half posted some content during that period.
Faculty with more than 20 years of teaching experience are less likely to visit and less likely to post than are faculty with less than five years of teaching experience. Nearly two-thirds of faculty have used social media in their courses— either during class or as part of an assignment— and those who teach online are more likely to do so.
Read more about how Vanderbilt faculty are increasingly incorporating social media into their classes in this recent Inside Vandy article: An online collection of personal commentary and links. Blogs can be viewed as online journals to which others can respond that are as simple to use as e-mail.
The simplicity of creating and maintaining blogs means they can rapidly lead to open discussions. Faculty are using blogs to express their opinions, promote dialogue in their disciplines, and support teaching and learning; students increasingly use blogs for personal expression and as course requirements.
Blogs are usually written by one individual though occasionally by a small group and are often themed on a single subject.
Many blogs provide commentary and some function as diaries; both types typically combine words, images and links to other online information. An important part of a post is the ability for readers to leave a comment.
When to use a blog Blogging can be incorporated into the classroom in many different ways. Here are some of the most common: Create a course blog in which you as the instructor blogs the content and ask students to comment on your posts before class.
You can then use the blog post as a discussion starter. For instance, did someone have an insightful comment?
Did you repeatedly see the same question popping up? Share these and the blog post to get class conversations started. Create a group blog for the students in your course. Via the blog, students will be able to ideas from class, share resources with one another, and draw in outside participants if you allow them to.
Require each student to set-up and maintain his or her own blog. This can be a great way to facilitate student journaling, with journal entries either kept private, shared with just the instructor, or shared more widely.
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