January 22, 2007

Teaching blogging

One of the things I want to do when I get back from my sabbatical is teach blogging at my institution, hopefully to science & engineering faculty who are interested in getting started.

So, the question of instructional materials comes up. What to use, where to get started, how to construct a good 1.5 - 2 hour session. Well, last week Bora Zivkovic and his colleagues put on a training session as part of their Science Blogging Conference. Their instructional page is here and it looks like a good template for this type of session, with appropriate background and exercises to keep students on track. I also like the idea of using this kind of page to base your instruction on rather than an endless series of ppt slides.

There's a page collecting all the various conference related blog posts.

1 comment:

Bora Zivkovic said...

Colin McEnroe at Trinity College taught a blogging class twice so far. Here are the class blogs for you to dig through: