|Teaching with Technology Series focuses on teaching in blogosphere|
The OID/WAC co-sponsored On Teaching seminar will focus on “Teaching in the Blogosphere” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Room 10-12, Swanson Hall.
In this past election cycle, we heard a lot about sharing information using blogs and the ongoing debate over whether democratization accompanies the growth of the intellectual cyberspace (or “blogosphere”) that bloggers occupy. Many of our students are enthusiastic about the technology and it is being used in a variety of settings. Blogs, or “weblogs,” are sometimes likened to online personal journals or discussion boards, but they can be much more. They have tremendous potential in terms of teaching and learning. Ever think about using blogs to enhance your student’s learning? What are blogs, what are the functions, capabilities and limitations of the technology? Can students effectively share information and have discussions using blogs? Can they learn to be better writers and editors? In what ways can students use blogs to connect more with each other, the content of the course and their own learning?
If you are interested in blogs or have used them, come join the discussion. Julie Zikmund (nutrition and dietetics) has used blogging in a variety of ways in her campus-based and online courses. She will share her insights, and talk about some of the ways that she has used this technology in her courses to enhance student learning and interaction with course content and materials. We will have time for discussion of pedagogy around this new technology, so bring your experiences and questions.
To register and reserve your lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or e-mail email@example.com by noon Wednesday, Nov. 26.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-4233