I’ve been thinking about next semester and have decided to try blogging again with my writing students. I plan to have students write their early drafts of papers and post them to Moodle and then, when they are satisfied with them, they will post them to the blog.
When I do that, I know that I have to build an audience for them. Since I will probably only have two students in that class, we almost can’t be our own audience! If there is no audience and there are no comments, there is no reason to blog. I guess I will make an appeal to anyone who happens by here to go there (wherever ‘there” is) to read my students’ blogs.
So be prepared to be invited and encouraged to comment on my students’ posts next semester. Don’t say you weren’t warned!