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 <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><...
1.  Writing Benefits Incentives ∙  Solidify knowledge through explanation ∙  Become a member of scientific community ∙  De...
2.  Responding ∙  Ask clarification questions ∙  Develop relationships with potential mentors / advisors ∙  Require quotat...
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:
 
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Increasing Student Participation in Science Blogs

  1. 1. Increasing Student Blog Participation Jeff Marlow Imperial College 30 August 2008
  2. 2. Barriers of time, expertise, and interest What’s in it for me? Two types of blog participation <ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Responding </li></ul>
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 2. Responding ∙ Ask clarification questions ∙ Develop relationships with potential mentors / advisors ∙ Require quotations ∙ Tailor assignments Benefits Incentives
  5. 5. Benefits of access without the risks
  6. 6. ∙ Bibliography litmus test ∙ Responsible use ∙ Incentivization Challenges
  7. 7. Good and Bad Blog Use
  8. 8. Bad: Mandatory course “online communities”
  9. 9. Expedition Blogs Good:

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