- In Fall 2011, Professor Phil Deloria (History, American Culture) used Blogger with his UC256 course: 22 Ways to Think About Food. Originally, students were placed into groups and each group had control of their own blog where the students could post assignments, thoughts and comments about class material and their own experiences. Later in the semester, the class consolidated into one large blog instead.
- For several semesters in a row, visiting Professor Graham Griffith used blogs in several of his Communications courses, including Journalism During Crisis and Digital Media and Democracy. Each student in the course had their own blogs which they used to write entries about their reflections and research on a variety of topics. The blogs were linked to the course site so that each student could easily access their classmates' work. Sample blog
- Moblogging and Vlogging:
When studying the
cultural topic of marraige, Pinderjeet Gill's Hindi students invited members of the
community to phone-in experiences and opinions on the topic of love marriages vs. arranged marriages, using a third party service, Hipcast,
which automatically posts phone calls to a blog. In a very short time
there were 32 testimonials! Students listened to the testimonials to
inform their own opinions, which they posted as videos.
Exchanges. Students in Johanna Eriksson's Swedish 233 exchange information, photos and
videos on cultural topics and everyday life with students at the
Frigymnasium Campeon in Helsingborg, Sweden. Information learned from international peers is then
incorporated into student projects.
- Internships and Study Abroad.
Rachael Criso coordinates the Internship course for the French Program and CIBE Eurasia. Instead of submitting a weekly, private email
to Rachael, the students now post their experiences and tips on living
abroad to their peers. Dominique Butler-Borruat, Residential College, connected students
preparing to study in Aix-en-Provence with those already on site. GIEU travel-study groups
and those on International Institute programs also maintain blogs to
chronicle their learning experience abroad.
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