Facilitating Globally Networked Courses with Newsactivist.com: Student Blogs, Social Networks, and Collaborative Pedagogy
April 3, 2013 - Breakout Session B
Gabriel Flacks, Humanities Faculty, Champlain College (Montreal, QC)
Eric Kaldor, Assistant Professor of Sociology, College at Brockport (SUNY)
Summary: This presentation will share the experiences of students from Humanities and Sociology classes from Quebec and New York who were (and are) engaged in blogging together using the NewsActivist website. It targets teachers and other educational professionals exploring effective ways to integrate blogging into curricula as a tool to foster development in writing, critical thinking, cultural awareness, and civic engagement. Further, this presentation provides best practices for the structuring of curricula using networked blogging.