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Blog Me Baby, One More Time

3ffe1ea88e9bd47aa1613972c06475b2?s=47 Robin Smail
October 07, 2013

Blog Me Baby, One More Time

Presentation given at High Ed Web (#heweb13) with Audrey Romano in the Technology in Education (#TIE2) track.


Robin Smail

October 07, 2013


  1. HighEdWeb National Conference Buffalo, NY October 2013 R b S

    renegade element firebrand tribe A r R web coordinator penn state university Blog Me, Baby r #tie2 #heweb13


  4. w blogs

  5. I f r technology’s sake r v v ? C

    b r ff r ’ academic experience?
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  11. r design

  12. w b ? improve literacy motivate students share ideas to

    reflect eportfolios digital literacy share resources connect with peers facilitate online discussions develop a voice extend classroom walls create a school website create a 24/7 learning environment share lessons and assignments connect with a global audience connect with parents express creativity obtain feedback source: suewaters.com
  13. ff “Academic studies have found that whenever students write for

    other actual, live people, they throw their back into the work — producing stuff with better organization and content, and nearly 40% longer than when they write for just their instructor.” Clive Thompson — http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/how-new-digital-tools-are-making-kids-smarter/article14321886
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  15. - r class blog r individual blogs

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  17. ENGL 202c

  18. L r Ob v write an article for publication authenticity

    collaboration & engagement D individual blogs an outside stakeholder #hashtags commenting & responding
  19. Accepted, No Revisions Minor Revisions Moderate Revisions Rejected Total Accepted

    Articles Paper 22% 5% 35% 39% 61% ONLINE 42% 4% 46% 8% 92% article acceptance
  20. Word Count Mechanical Errors Images Sources Paper 855 1.3 3.5

    6.3 Online 1006 0.7 5.5 7.6 Engagement
  21. NUTR 360

  22. L r Ob v develop identity & voice real-world applicability

    D individual blogs #hashtags passion project
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  24. Engagement “It’s definitely helped me just broaden my knowledge because

    I obviously have done a lot of research on it for the class to write the blog... [but] I didn't really know that much about celiac disease before.” “I'm just really excited about the possibility of me being able to use it as a portfolio builder. ...It's a learning experience and at the same time be able to be used in the future... I really liked it.” “I think it's beneficial. I think it'd be cool if it could be incorporated into other classes too...the fact that I did that internship that was like a blog internship? ...It just kind of shows that you can use what we're doing.”
  25. CAS 138T

  26. L r Ob v Develop a voice write about rhetoric

    in civic life digital literacy D individual blogs passion project multimedia
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  28. v r 600 students 29 sections wr 17,302 posts v

    r 2 semesters 22 instructors r their own r w sheer nUMBERS

  30. L r Ob v Share experiences abroad Global Citizenship conversation

    & deeper understanding D single blog multi-author passion project
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  33. w ! value

  34. ENGL 202C — Injection of technology into technical writing coursework

    adds quality and engagement in community building. NUTR 360 — Blogs gave students a contextually relevant situation to work with, allowing for reflection and advancement in learning and skills.
  35. CAS 138T — Students develop a deeper understanding of rhetoric

    because they have to practice it. They finish the course with skills in digital presentations and multimedia. geoblogs — An authentic student voice demonstrates the real value of a program. Better than any marketing strategy.
  36. r r b v b b r technology

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  41. community. individuality. OWNERSHIP.

  42. I b ? D ? yes.

  43. ’ r ’ w takeaways

  44. v r r -w r value added

  45. & adapt

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  47. , questions

  48. @R b 2 renegade element about.me/robin2go @ A r penn

    state university about.me/audreyromano