From the “Courses I’d Love to Take (or Teach)” Dept. comes this class from The University of Missouri taught by Dr. Donna Strickland:
The goal of this course is to provide you with the tools and incentives to take up blogging as a reading/writing practice and to use blogging generatively for gathering and commenting on ideas and events. With that goal in mind, we’ll spend time throughout the semester on three categories of tools and incentives:
Technology: use blogging software, simple hypertext, rss, and other social networking tools Practice: read and write regularly to develop habit/rhythm Theory: read widely in blogs and the growing number of commentaries on blogging to generalize uses and strategies for blogging; contribute to “mother blog” to theorize blogging
Ok…where do I sign up? “Blogging generatively for gathering and commenting on ideas and events.” Cool. “Develop habit/rhythm.” Yes, that is a part of this isn’t it. “Read widely” and “contribute to the ‘mother blog’.” I love it.
Now, where is the “Blogging in Theory and Practice for Educators” course???
Go, Blogs! Go!