It sounds like your current model could be adapted quite easily to incorporate blogging. We’ll be sharing experiences of blogging within Moodle in near future.
When we mark coursework we tend to highlight a few issues for improvement. I try to work with students to make their blog as good as possible before publishing (perhaps I shouldn’t). That’s what takes up much of time. I’ll be talking through these issues re marking & editing in future posts.
Getting students to identify what makes a blog interesting, informative and attractive by reading good ones (like your own) is great starting point for ‘how to write a blog’! And, as with all mediums, there’s more than one way to blog well!
Glad to hear you are finding the site useful.
The portfolio marking is already massively time-consuming, so I hope that blogging wouldn’t add too much – but I suppose setting out ‘how to write for a blog’ must be tricky.
Anyway, I’m so glad of the advice you are publishing here.]]>
Thanks for getting the comments and conversation rolling!
Great to know about Kingston University’s capstone project. Let me know if there is anyone I can contact about it. If you would like to write a post about teaching social media to the MA students in public history, let me know. Whenever suits you!