Chuck Tryon at Georgia Tech has Web log for his “Writing to the Moment” class complete with a blogroll of 50+ student Web logs. (This is my wife’s alma mater, so she’s particularly impressed that blogging has arrived there.) Right now they’re immersing themselves in what Web logs are and how they play into writing. One commenter says “I have to say I like the concept of your class as well as the tools you’ve chosen to use. By requiring your students to become bloggers themselves, you’ve opened a whole new world for them. It also can illustrate the ups and downs of blogging as well.” A quick run through some of the Web logs shows some really enthusiastic writers and bloggers already.
Unlimited reams of digital paper…good to see more and more people using it. Teachers come back to my school today, and I’m hoping this year they’ll be discovering the benefits of Web publishing in great magnitude.
UPDATE: Another course blog, this one at William and Mary. It occurs that now that school is starting, there are probably going to be dozens if not hundreds of new course sites. I can’t wait to see how the use of Web logs will be evolving this year.