Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'blogging'

Use "Contributor" Role for Gated Publishing Workflow (EdBlogs)

Columbia's EdBlogs system turns the blogging concept on its head (or at least on its side). Rather than one author with many commenters, EdBlogs sites are normally set up with each student in the role of "author." This allows any...

More Help for Assessing Student Work in EdBlogs

Assessing student work in a course blog can be challenging for instructors, especially for large classes. Earlier, we posted an article about a feature we added to Edblogs called the "participant's page." This open-source WordPress plug-in creates a page for...

Evaluating Student Work in a Blog

The Chronicle of Higher Education's ProfHacker column released an article about rubrics for evaluating student blogs. It's important to be clear with students about how their work will be evaluated, especially if that evaluation happens in a "public" forum (even...

FeedWordPress: The Syndicated Course EdBlog

Concept Behind the Syndicated Course Blog Many faculty have blogs in which they write about their scholarship, research, or teaching. These personal/professional blogs might be hosted at a number of third-party services (e.g. CUIT Blogs, Pressible, WordPress.com, or Blogger.com to...

Visualizing Crowdsourced Data with Crowdmap

Crowdmap is a tool for mapping crowdsourced information--information "outsourced" or gathered by a large community of individuals through an open call for participation. This is a free service run by the team that built the crisis mapping software platform Ushahidi....

Live Blogging Using CoveritLive

CoveritLive, the live blogging tool that can be easily embedded into your blog, wiki or other website, allows you to quickly launch and host a live online event. CoveritLive is free and requires no downloads. Just go to the website,...

Looking for Whitman Using Social Media

Last fall, Professor Matthew Gold of New York City College of Technology (City Tech), led students in a collaborative multimedia project called "Looking for Whitman: The Poetry of Place in the Life and Work of Walt Whitman." The NEH-supported...

Blogging Services for Educators

There are many free blogging services on the web. Below is a short list of some of the more popular services that can serve instructors and students well. Blogger.com: Blogger is owned by Google, so if you have a Gmail...

Journaling Online

Maintaining a class journal prompts students to write on a consistent basis, and track thoughts as they evolve over the course of a project or a semester. This tracking can encourage students to think broadly about a subject matter, while still engaging with particulars along the way. It also encourages students to register personal reactions to reading or discussion, which can increase their investment in a class.

Using a Blog in Your Teaching

The word "blog" is an abbreviation of "Weblog". A blog is a web publication which consists of a series of message posts (possibly with comments by visitors). Blogs archive each post chronologically, with the most recent posts showing up at the top of the main page.

Introduction to Blogging

A helpful introductory piece from the folks at WordPress.org on blogging. It describes the terminology, such as trackbacks, pingbacks, syndication and more. They describe a blog as "a frequently updated, personal website featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles on...

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