A blog can be used for more than just news and announcements. Some ways your students might use a blog are:
- Alternative to traditional research paper
- Learning Journals
- Collaborative Authoring – This presentation is from a CofC faculty member who had her students use Blogger for class notes.
- Digital portfolio
- Enhance student participation
Here at the College we have a couple of blog options: WordPress (which you are seeing now) and Blogger which is part of the CofCs Google apps for education suite of tools. The main difference between the two is that students cannot create a blog using WordPress, but they can with Blogger.
TLT has tutorials for both WordPress and Blogger that can be found at: http://blogs.cofc.edu/tlttutorials/