This is the Prison Voices Handbook, designed by Helen Rogers and student mentors as a ‘go-to-guide’ for students on the online research module Prison Voices: Crime, conviction and confession, 1700-1900, a second-year-undergraduate module in English at Liverpool John Moores University. Click Handbook for Prison Voices FINAL for Blogging Beyond the Classroom to download a pdf copy.
On this module students set up and write weekly posts on their own individual blogsite and work on two longer research blogs for the class website Prison Voices. The Handbook includes our guidelines for setting up a wordpress blog, marking criteria for the individual blogsites and the two research blogs, advice on doing online research and using social media to promote our individual and collective work.
Please feel free to use and adapt material from this Handbook. We ask only that you acknowledge our work and that you tell us what you have found helpful.
We are keen to share and swap ideas and resources with other students and teachers. Please let us know in the comments if you have alternative ideas for running, resourcing and assessing this kind of online learning. If you would like to write about your own course for Blogging Beyond the Classroom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org