I’ve started weblogs for my Journalism 1 class and for the Shared Decision Making Technology Committee at my school. I most interested to see what it’s going to take to get the other members of the committee to use the weblog. (One member admitted she didn’t even know how to create folders on the computer.) All of us have time issues, and that’s what I’m wondering about most: will the weblog save us time by allowing us to communicate about issues throughout the school year? OR will people perceive it just as another time consuming initiative? More and more I think the answer lies with how comfortable we all are with using the technology. (And, of course, how sincerely interested we are in the topic.) I’m going to push them a bit after the first week or so of school, and I’m going to really try watch their responses to it. KM experiment #1.
Trying to get focused…three days until kids…Decided to have journalism kids create their own weblogs, copy and paste in their own “editors” from a Word document that I’ll create, and then close membership…Still haven’t heard from Pat on the newspaper template, though it appears he’s still tweaking…if anyone knows how to set up separately updateable sections on one page, let me know…and haven’t made any headway on the call back scripts, so I’ll have to go with what I got…book author’s publicist loved the Bees site and is trying to get the author to participate…should be an intersting week.
Joe Luft says
I’m interested to see how the tech committee blog works out. Our tech committee has been quite ineffective lately. I’d like to see it get some real work done this year but I’m pessimistic.
I am setting up a weblog for my “Mouse Squad” (tech support) students and making it a requirement for their participation. We have a centralized database that we use to record our repairs and maintenance activities but I’m looking for more narrative and some interaction between the members of the group. I think the blog will be of great use here.