Blogger Beware: Teaching with Blogs Best Practices

Presentation by Jason Rhode and Stephanie Richter, Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, Northern Illinois University


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation and/or can be accessed for further information about teaching with blogs:

Free Blogging Tools

Free Supplemental Tools

Literature About Using Blogs

Bortree, D.S. (2005). Presentation of self on the Web: An ethnographic study of teenage girls’ weblogs. Education, Communication & Information, 5(1), 25-39 

Downes, S. (2004). Educational blogging. Educause Review, September/October, 14-26. Retrieved from

Rhode, J. F. (2009). Interaction equivalency in self-paced online learning environments: An exploration of learner preferences. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 10(1).

Links to more literature...

Books on Blogging in Education

Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage 

Solomon, G., & Schrum, L. (2007). Web 2.0: New tools, new schools. Eugene, OR: International Society for Technology in Education

More to be added...

Sample Instructor / Class Blogs

Sample Student Blogs