Monday, October 03, 2005

Purdue English 106: First-Year Composition

My work at Purdue University this semester includes guiding an amazing group of first-year composition students through an introduction to writing anchored in the online community of the blogosphere - but the fun only begins there! We have already discovered the benefits of aggregating with Bloglines and tagging with Technorati, the convenience of social bookmarking with, and the fun of photo sharing with Flickr. The weeks ahead will provide opportunity for work with Creative Commons, Google, FaceBook, and a host of other clever activities available for creating a presence in the digital network. It's all very exciting.

Want to check out some of the work being done by these students? You'll find featured blogs listed under "Purdue English 106 Class Blogs" as you scroll down the information listed on the righthand column ---> . Scroll down past the Flickr badge to find the blogrolls: first "Academe," then "Rhetoric and Composition," and then you'll find the 106 class blogs. I encourage you to take a look at some of the fine writing being done there. Featured blogs are updated each week, so keep checking back. It's all good!

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1 comment:

Mind Valley said...

This sounds like a really interesting class! I would love to learn more about how you use and integrate social bookmarking into a classroom environment.

We just launched, an online bookmarking and social discovery and learning engine. We hope to tailor it to make it especially useful for online knowledge sharing so if you get a chance to check it out and get any ideas I would love to hear from you. Mike