I had to reblog this post by Catherine Cronin…lots of great ideas and resources. I like her use of a course Blog, especially for later reflection. I have used a similar commenting/reply (inquiry) WordPress “class website” in previous teaching; I think separating it to an individual Blog is a good idea. Also great for students that miss a class.

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In previous posts, I have shared some of the resources I use for exploring digital identity and digital literacies with students (e.g. Resources for exploring digital identity, privacy and authenticity and Learning and teaching digital literacies). All of these resources and approaches have been developed through my work with 2nd year Computer Science and IT students as part of a Professional Skills module.

This year we are using an open course blog to share our work. Instead of preparing and posting static presentations as class notes, I prepare a blog post after class each week, summarizing what we explored and discussed. Students and others are free to comment and engage in discussion on the blog. Later this term, the course blog also will link to student blogs, as these are developed. We also have a course Twitter account @CT231 which you are invited to follow — or simply check…

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