Looking for a way to engage your students with course materials in a more meaningful way outside the classroom? A class blog using WordPress might be part of your solution! LSA Instructional Support Services can help support your blogging needs, including help with site design, activity development, training, and integration with your course, no matter which platform you decide upon. However, for class blogs, we mainly recommend using a Wordpress.org hosted on our servers.
Examples of Student Activities
Respond to readings
Maintain a writer’s notebook or journal
Post reflective, exploratory, or open entries about learning experiences
Share student-generated research or links related to class content
Practice writing skills such as developing voice, considering tone, drafting, peer review, etc.
Create a showcase for final projects
- Craft an online image or presence
Examples of Instructor Activities
Communicate announcements, share content and assignments
Share instructor-generated exercises or prompts
Build community within your class
- Create a public place where student work can be “published”
Contact the ISS Learning Technologies and Consulting group to speak with an instructional consultant abut your ideas of incorporating a blog or website into your course. The ISS consultants can assist in planning the blog objectives and expectations, creating and setting up the initial site, providing instructor training on using WordPress, and providing insight on blogging assignments. To schedule a consultation, call 734-615-0099 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.