Using Bb 9 Blogs and Journals for Instruction
Blogs form a useful tool for personal and student journaling. Blackboard 9 now contains a built-in blogging tool and journal tool which open opportunities for student collaboration. This session will explore group work in Blackboard 9, blogging options outside of Blackboard, and alternative uses of discussions. Blogging and journaling can open new doors to designing and offering learning-centered courses.
By the end of this session, you should be able to:
- Discuss the pros and cons associated with blogging as an instructional tool.
- Create blogs and journals inside Blackboard
- Consider the advantages/disadvantages of using web based blogs rather than Blackboard blogs
- Blogs in Plain English
- Jenkins, Henry (2008) “Why Academics Should Blog”
- Seven Things You Should Know About Blogs
- Foggo, Lisa (2007) “Using Blogs for Formative Assessment and Interactive Teaching,” Ariadne, Issue 51, April 30, 2007
- Downes, Stephen (2004) “Educational Blogging,” EDUCAUSE Review, Vol. 39(5), September/October 2004, pp. 14-26
- VCU Blogs
For more information, contact Britt Watwood (8-1896 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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