Faculty Find Uses For Blogs in All Disciplines

blog1.jpgWe're pleased to announce that the Digital Commons blog tool is going strong. During this fall semester alone we have 13 faculty members who have created blogs for their respective classes in a wide variety of disciplines. Ranging from theology to English, from CCT to the School of Foreign Service, blogs are being employed across the curriculum. This bodes well for the Spring semester, when the Digital Commons tools will be officially rolled out. Some professors require blog posts weekly or bi-weekly for a grade, whereas others continue to use the blog for an additional space for voluntary interaction and discussion among the students--both viable and productive ways of utilizing this new tool. Three of our own CNDLS staff members use blogs in their classes; Eddie Maloney and Randy Bass in their graduate English courses, "Reading Joyce and Woolf" and "Approaches to Teaching Writing," respectively, and John Rakestraw has chosen to employ a blog in his theology class, "The Problem of God." Check the blog soon for updates on the progress of these great class blogs. In addition to English and theology, professors Dennis McAuliffe and Lioudmila Fedorova have decided to use the blogs to supplement foreign language and culture learning in Italian and Russian, while Michael Coventry has used a blog for two of his CCT classes, and Kai-Henrick Barth has chosen a blog for his "Unconventional Weapons Technology" class. Take a look at this comprehensive list of class blogs for a demonstration of class blog possibilities: CCTP 704: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body - Michael Coventry CCTP 787: Designing Interdisciplinary Research - Michael Coventry ENGL 043: Culture Between Criticism and System - Andrew Rubin ENGL 645: Reading Joyce and Woolf - Eddie Maloney ENGL 722: Approaches to Teaching Writing - Randy Bass ITAL 375: Boccaccio - Dennis McAuliffe LSHV 704: Founders Watch Blog - Charlie Yonkers RUSS 313: Advanced Oral Expression - Lioudmilla Fedorova SEST 555: Unconventional Weapons Technology - Kai-Henrik Barth STIA 352: Journalism in Science, Environment & Health - Vincent Kiernan THEO 001: The Problem of God - John Rakestraw

blog1.jpgWe’re pleased to announce that the Digital Commons blog tool is going strong. During this fall semester alone we have 13 faculty members who have created blogs for their respective classes in a wide variety of disciplines. Ranging from theology to English, from CCT to the School of Foreign Service, blogs are being employed across the curriculum. This bodes well for the Spring semester, when the Digital Commons tools will be officially rolled out. Some professors require blog posts weekly or bi-weekly for a grade, whereas others continue to use the blog for an additional space for voluntary interaction and discussion among the students–both viable and productive ways of utilizing this new tool.

Three of our own CNDLS staff members use blogs in their classes; Eddie Maloney and Randy Bass in their graduate English courses, “Reading Joyce and Woolf” and “Approaches to Teaching Writing,” respectively, and John Rakestraw has chosen to employ a blog in his theology class, “The Problem of God.” Check the blog soon for updates on the progress of these great class blogs.

In addition to English and theology, professors Dennis McAuliffe and Lioudmila Fedorova have decided to use the blogs to supplement foreign language and culture learning in Italian and Russian, while Michael Coventry has used a blog for two of his CCT classes, and Kai-Henrick Barth has chosen a blog for his “Unconventional Weapons Technology” class.

Take a look at this comprehensive list of class blogs for a demonstration of class blog possibilities:

CCTP 704: Gender, Sexuality, and the Body – Michael Coventry

CCTP 787: Designing Interdisciplinary Research – Michael Coventry

ENGL 043: Culture Between Criticism and System – Andrew Rubin

ENGL 645: Reading Joyce and Woolf – Eddie Maloney

ENGL 722: Approaches to Teaching Writing – Randy Bass

ITAL 375: Boccaccio – Dennis McAuliffe

LSHV 704: Founders Watch Blog – Charlie Yonkers

RUSS 313: Advanced Oral Expression – Lioudmilla Fedorova

SEST 555: Unconventional Weapons Technology – Kai-Henrik Barth

STIA 352: Journalism in Science, Environment & Health – Vincent Kiernan

THEO 001: The Problem of God – John Rakestraw