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ERIC Number: EJ1104390
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1559-0151
Blogging to Develop Honors Students' Writing
Harlan-Haughey, Sarah; Cunningham, Taylor; Lees, Katherine; Estrup, Andrew
Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, v17 n1 p271-287 Spr-Sum 2016
Blogging is an excellent way to implement students bringing their further insights to their classmates following an exciting class discussion, continuing an exchange of ideas and providing students with another tool to improve their writing skills. Student class blogging offers many benefits--for student and instructor alike--compared to assigning conventional papers directed only at the instructor. The collaborative writing and peer editing inherent in blogging offer challenges as well as benefits. This paper provides guidance in facilitating a meaningful exchange as well as navigating the nuts-and-bolts technicalities, which may be useful to honors faculty who are establishing a class blog. The authors share ideas for class exercises, assignments, and evaluative expectations co-designed by an instructor and a team of honors students, which may also help bring out maximum creativity and collegiality in the honors blog.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Maine
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