Don’t know why I didn’t make the connection earlier, but I just realized that Kaye Trammell of BloggerCon fame teaches with Mindy McAdams who I’ve mentioned many times before in this space. What they are doing with Web logs and journalism is really very cool. As imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I’m going to have to “borrow” some of their ideas for next quarter.
kaye trammell says
Will, You are free to borrow any exercise or concept from this class.
Professor McAdams was kind enough to let me teach “her class” this semester. Even kinder, she let me infuse my research interest (blogs) into the curriculum! In doing so, she let me rearrange the projects that she had used for years in order to make room for what I call “Project Blog.”
There are now at least 3 classes at the University of Florida that have blogs as a part of the course. Mine, one in education & a Web Project Management course.
Other info about blogging in the classroom:bitFLUX: Traditional censorship in the classroom & blogsblogosphere.us: Teaching weblog culture
Be sure to share your ideas about the way I set up Project Blog — I’d love to improve it with any suggestions you have.
Mindy McAdams says
Yes, it’s true — the blogging parts of the course are all Kaye’s idea. I didn’t use blogging in the previous three semesters that I taught the course. The next time I teach it, I will incorporate Kaye’s Project Blog. Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks?