Posts Tagged: blogs

Deeper Engagement Through Blogging

Astrid Weigert had never before taught a Gateway course, a required first-year writing intensive course for undergraduates, until she was asked to teach a class on Witches in History, Literature, and Film. Weigert found it difficult to engage the students in class discussions, and wanted to guide them to improve their academic writing. Astrid Weigert… Read more »

Blogging to Stimulate Discussion

For the course Introduction to the U.S. Political System, which boasts an enrollment of nearly 150 students, Mark Rom turned to a course blog to help stimulate class discussion and personal interaction among students. Because class discussion can be intimidating and unwieldy in such a large class, Rom decided to integrate a blog into his… Read more »

The Hoya Explores Course Blogs at Georgetown

The Hoya recently published an article exploring how blogs are integrated into Georgetown courses. Author Jonathan Gills interviewed several students and faculty members, including CNDLS’ Eddie Maloney, about their perceptions of course blogs.

Course Blogs and Wikis

If you are planning to use a course blog or wiki this semester, please email or submit a request via the Tools page as soon as possible.

Evaluating Student Work on Blogs

In this post on the Georgetown University Digital Commons Labs blog, Program Coordinator Anna Kruse shares some strategies for evaluating student work on course and research blogs. She points out some useful resources, including rubrics that you might adapt for your own teaching.

Fall 2010 Digital Commons Update

Check out this update on Fall 2010 from Digital Commons Project Assistant Yong Lee. In his post on the Digital Commons Labs blog, Yong shares some numbers on current course blog and wiki use along with a preview of some of this semester’s upcoming events.

Provost’s Seminar: Recap of “New Approaches for Improving Student Engagement in Large Enrollment Classes”

Wednesday’s panel discussion on “New Approaches for Improving Student Engagement in Large Enrollment Classes,” led by CNDLS Assistant Director for Science Programs Janet Russell, featured a discussion of technology-related pedagogical approaches by Mark Rom, Matt Carnes, Matt Hamilton, Frank Ambrosio, and Heidi Elmendorf.