Thursday, June 30, 2005

Lessons Learned from Blogging

Anne Davis over at Edublog Insights posted some reflections on her recent NECC panel experience and the lessons that she has learned. She's come up with a great list of things. The important points that I took away from this list are that interactivity is very important. Comments are the best way to get kids hooked as it helps make the experience more relevant for the student. Even "big kids" love seeing if there are comments on their blogs. The second thing that I took away is that students should have control over their blogs - or at least be able to have a direct path to access the management features of the blog. This way they can make decisions about what is important and what is spam. Lastly is to be a good model. That is part of the reason why I started this... to model to students and instructors at my institution what blogging is about.