ERIC Number: EJ877077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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Blogging in the Political Science Classroom
Lawrence, Christopher N.; Dion, Michelle L.
PS: Political Science and Politics, v43 n1 p151-156 Jan 2010
Weblogs (or blogs), as a form of communication on the Internet, have recently risen in prominence but may be poorly understood by both faculty and students. This article explains how blogs differ from other online communication tools and how political science faculty can make use of blogs in their classes. The focus is on using blogs as part of class assignments to reinforce important skills, including critical thinking, political engagement, and essay writing. We also discuss existing academic and professional blogs that may be models for student blogging in political science.
Descriptors: Assignments, Web Sites, Political Science, Electronic Publishing, Computer Mediated Communication, Internet, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Critical Thinking, Political Issues, Essays, Writing Skills, Educational Technology
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