Blogging in a physics class

January 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here is an interesting article shared on Twitter by @notinmy. It explains how a professor used blogging in both a large physics class and a smaller honors student course.

http://scitation.aip.org/journals/doc/PHTEAH-ft/vol_48/iss_6/366_1.html?bypassSSO=1

I think this is a great example of how to use technology in a course.  Alternative assignments could have asked the students to bring the article to class, but as pointed out, asking the students to blog produced better writing, and I’m sure more thoughtful preparation, precisely because the result will be public. Again, this is not so much changing the way the class is presented, but how the student experiences the course/subject matter.

See also: this post about how blogging is ridiculously easy.  Also shared by @notinmy.

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