I was thinking more about my journalism class and blogging last night. While many of my students are getting the hang of this, just as many aren’t. I’m sure it’s that some are simply more motivated than others, some feel more comfortable writing for an audience, others are more passionate about their topics, and some are just more confident in their abilities in general. But what those of us using Web logs are trying to articulate now are the strategies that will help students make the most of their blogging efforts while at the same time envision the ways in which they might be included in the curriculum. Here are a few that I’ve collected but not committed to blogemory…nothing earth-shattering I’m sure:
This all assumes, of course, that you believe that Web logging is a genre of writing that is worth teaching for it’s own merits, and that the skills students learn by blogging develops them as writers in other genres as well. (There’s more on this here.) Um, I think that’s what Terry is supposed to find out…;0).