The Blog as a Course Hub

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The blog becomes the course web site–instead of something like Classes*v2 or a “Learning Management System.”

The syllabus lives here.

  • Instructors post assignments and lecture notes.
  • Anyone interested can learn about the course.

Students post short “alt-assignments.”

  • They write in different genres and styles.
  • They get many small opportunities to explore the course material & get feedback.
  • They get early diagnostic feedback on their writing.

Students read the work of their peers.

  • It sets the bar, gives them a baseline, and lets them situate themselves amongst a range of approaches.

Instructors have transparency across the course, not just limited to their sections.

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