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Blogging Beyond Blackboard for Deeper Learning

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Presentation by Marie Hulme and Pilar Munday given at the Center for Academic Excellence’s 13th Conference on Innovative Pedagogy & Course Redesign (May 29 – 30, 2014), Fairfield University.
Blogging in higher education beyond the LMS. Examples from two subjects, Spanish and English. Other examples from a community of learners, SHU Square.
Links appear below.

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Blogging Beyond Blackboard for Deeper Learning

  1. 1. Blogging Beyond Blackboard for Deeper Learning
  2. 2. Digital writing platform • Stream of articles or information called blog posts • Blog posts can be multimodal • Readers can comment on posts • Readers can follow the new content via RSS, email or social media channels • Posts have tags and/or categories • Navigation can be based on tags/categories What is a blog?
  3. 3. “Digital writing creates a set of dispositions, habits of mind, ways of being in the world, ways of collaborating, ways of working together, ways of linking information, ways of building knowledge that are going to be important in the lives and careers of our students.” -DeVoss,Eideman-Aadahl, Hicks National Writing Project Why does it matter?
  4. 4. The Eight Habits of Mind of Successful College Writing Curiosity Openness Engagement Creativity Persistence Responsibility Flexibility Metacognition Source: Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing Council of Writing Program Administrators National Council of Teachers of English National Writing Project
  5. 5. Course Samples
  6. 6. http://johnmichniewicz.blogspot.com/2014/03 /noche-en-los-jardines-de-espana- por_6454.html Spanish History and Culture Course
  7. 7. http://bienymal29com.blogspot.com/2011/10/el-valor-de-custumbres-tradicionales.html
  8. 8. http://heathersp211blog.blogspot.com/2012/02/luchando-por-lo-que-nos-merecemos.html
  9. 9. BlackBoard Blog for English
  10. 10. http://esthercharles25.wix.com/brighteyedsee rs External Blog English
  11. 11. Tips
  12. 12. http://startbloggingonline.com/blog-platform- comparison-chart/ Have students choose the platform (or not)
  13. 13. http://ebrielmannsp211.blogspot.com/2012/02/el-oso-de-nikki.html
  14. 14. http://ebrielmannsp211.blogspot.com/2012/02/el-oso-de-nikki.html
  15. 15. http://wozka- sp211.blogspot.com/2012/02/entrevista-con- gasper_22.html Use blogs as portfolios
  16. 16. Use Gadgets
  17. 17. http://shusquare.sacredheart.edu/teaching-and-learning-2/faculty-expert-videos/ http://sp280.blogspot.com/
  18. 18. Beyond the Classroom
  19. 19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02o6KZ_ MuQ4
  20. 20. http://shusquare.sacredheart.edu/ How it Works
  21. 21. Assessment
  22. 22. Use Rubrics
  23. 23. Manage Comments
  24. 24. Does it meet our instructional needs? Hallmarks of a Liberal Arts Education Inquiry-critical thinking Research Collaboration Presentation Reflection Interdisciplinary
  25. 25. Let’s keep the conversation going!

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