Posts By: Anna Kruse

Evaluating Student Blogs

A few days ago, Yong published a round-up of the latest numbers of blogs and wikis hosted by the Digital Commons.  It’s fantastic to see such faculty and student participation in scholarly blogging.  But the question of evaluating blogs as a course component is still a relatively new one– how do we assess this digital… Read more »

Screencast for Research Blogs

The first in a series of screencasts on how to craft an effective research blog, this screencast takes on the basics of managing a bibliography on a blog and using that blog for the kind of content management you need while working on a research project or paper. Bibliographies & Resource Management Screencast from CNDLS… Read more »

Fall Semester Numbers

These fall months mark the fifth semester we’ve offered WordPress blogs through the Georgetown Digital Commons.  Beginning modestly in fall 2007 with a dozen course blogs and 23 course blogs at the beginning of the following semester, we’ve already overseen the setup of 74 course blogs this semester– only four weeks in.  Other numbers for… Read more »

MAENGL’s beginnings

Graduate students working day and night on their research might agree that, once the collegial years of undergraduate studies are over, scholarship is anything but sociable. Apart from a pair of courses meeting once per week, students often find that there are relatively few established venues for gathering to share thoughts, research, and resources. And… Read more »

Announcing the ‘Experiments’ Blog

We’re pleased to announce the Experiments blog, which showcases a variety of Web 2.0 tools and their potential for meaningful integration in a course.  Current entries include Google Earth, social bookmarking, data visualization, Yahoo! Pipes, and more.  In an effort to make the adoption of these tools as simple as possible, we’ve prepared videos and… Read more »

Mashups and Yahoo! Pipes

RSS is today’s standard for syndicating dynamic content on the web. Put simply, RSS creates interconnections across the web, provides quicker and easier access to information, and creates a means of filtering and re-arranging content according to subscriber preferences.

RSS, Feeds, and Syndication

RSS is today’s standard for syndicating dynamic content on the web. An abbreviation of “Really Simple Syndication” (or, in some circles, “Rich Site Summary”), RSS is a means of pulling a web site’s dynamic content into an automatically-updated “feed,” which can be displayed on another web page, mobile device, or as an e-mail message.

45 New Blog Themes Available

No longer are system themes the only WordPress themes that we offer as default options.  We have recently added tabbed browsing to the “themes” option in your dashboard, and you can now access not only “System Themes” but also “Your Themes” and “WordPress Themes.” The “WordPress Themes” tab will uncover 45 new designs that you… Read more »