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    Increasing Student Participation in Science Blogs Increasing Student Participation in Science Blogs Presentation Transcript

    • Increasing Student Blog Participation Jeff Marlow Imperial College 30 August 2008
    • Barriers of time, expertise, and interest What’s in it for me? Two types of blog participation
      • Writing
      • Responding
    • 1. Writing Benefits Incentives ∙ Solidify knowledge through explanation ∙ Become a member of scientific community ∙ Develop the skill of communicating research ∙ Understand the state of your field ∙ Blogging for credit ∙ Competitions
    • 2. Responding ∙ Ask clarification questions ∙ Develop relationships with potential mentors / advisors ∙ Require quotations ∙ Tailor assignments Benefits Incentives
    • Benefits of access without the risks
    • ∙ Bibliography litmus test ∙ Responsible use ∙ Incentivization Challenges
    • Good and Bad Blog Use
    • Bad: Mandatory course “online communities”
    • Expedition Blogs Good:
    •