Set-up time: <1 week processing (set up by CNDLS)
Participants must have: web access, membership on blog
The Georgetown University Commons, a suite of web tools for the classroom and guidance on using them, offers WordPress blogs to Georgetown faculty, staff, and students. A course blog is simply a particular use of a blog to most effectively serve the needs of a course. Instructors often use their course blogs to post their syllabi online, provide access to digital course readings, and ask students to respond to readings and comment on each others’ entries.
A course blog is a useful alternative course management system. A blog can easily accept embedded videos, screencasts, and audio files, as well as make uploaded files of many varieties (PDFs, documents, PowerPoints, spreadsheets) easily accessible to members of the blog.