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Responding to the 'Forced Blogging' Paradigm: Good Practices for Weblogs in the Classroom

My “Computer Connection” section (in a distant corner of the main exhibition hall) was more interactive than I had expected, so I didn’t get to cover all my material — notably this list of “good practices” for using blogs in the classroom. Since a “real” weblog is a license to write whatever and whenever you want, an instructor who assigns the topic, frequency, or length of blog entries (in order…

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Forced Blogging: Students' Emotional Investment in their Academic Weblogs

[Grr... the Word file that has my abstract in it won't open on this public terminal on the convention floor. I'm retyping this from my lecture notes.] When a curricular weblog program was made available to all students, faculty and staff at a small liberal arts university, the students, expected to blog as part of their course grade, initially expected to be told what to write about, how frequently to…

Teaching the Blog

Sarah Jane Sloane, “Blog is My Co-Pilot: Blogs in a Graduate Classroom.” Cynthia Cox, “Blogging and the First-Year Composition Classroom” Bonne Smith, “All Along the Blogwatch Tower” Lisa Langstraat, respondent: “In Blog We Trust”Teaching the Blog (CCCC 2004) I wasn’t able to meet Sarah Jane Sloan, whose dissertation on interactive fiction, Interactive Fiction, Virtual Realities, and the Reading-Writing Relationship, is a tremendously valuable resource for the study of text adventure games…