Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Student Blogs - Individual & Team Blogs

Blogs can be created easily using free software (such as that found at Blogger.com) and then published for free on commercial sites (such as Blogspot.com).

Team Blogs - Blogs can have multiple contributors (a "team blog"). A good example of this approach is found in Economics 490 at the University of Illinois - "Behavioral Economics" - taught by Prof. Lanny Arvan. His students have team blogs linked from the lower-left of the course blog at:

http://behavioral-econ-spring11.blogspot.com/

Reflection Blogs - Dr. Amy E. Oakley, of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Washington, used individual student "reflection blogs" in her Biology 485B course, in which students reflected on what they had learned about various course topics.

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