January 31, 2005

Flattered: I am reading material

Imagine my pride when I saw myself cited as reading material on a syllabus. Drawback: I have to reread myself.

While rereading, I realized that my entry and Julie's aren't just for academic weblogs, but rather for weblogs in general. What is described in these blogs is a matter of class and subjective taste, rather than strict guidelines. I am reminded of a Pirates of the Caribbean line...but I digress.

I also noticed that some elements of blogging effectively in a classroom setting may be added to this mini-handbook of weblog instruction, such as a small tutorial on appropriate citation of sources in a weblog. I still struggle with that, especially in the photo realm after being reamed out recently.

After finishing my lil' ol' project this past semester, I think that revamping that blog and perhaps adding it to my pages would be a good idea.

Posted by Amanda Cochran at January 31, 2005 12:22 AM

I just got an idea--How about a handout or CD or something for newbies that addresses specifically weblogging on the Seton Hill blogosphere. History, links, stellar blogging moments, awards...

We could include it with admissions information that SHU distributes, especially if we do class blogs for the next orientation.

Posted by: Amanda at January 31, 2005 4:09 PM

Sounds great. Maybe after the first issue of The Setonian is up online we can plan an informal meeting with any interested bloggers and some of the powers that be...

Posted by: Dennis G. Jerz at January 31, 2005 4:59 PM

I like that idea! A CD like the SHU catalog CDs. Give them to everyone, not just NMJ majors. Or, we could have a blogging kiosk durring the orientation days (in the computer labs, of course). Gotta represent the NMJ department!

Posted by: Evan at January 31, 2005 9:24 PM

That is a good idea Amanda. And by the way, I also noticed that your presentation was exploring the weblog experience in general and not just academically. Not sure but I think I stated that, or something to that extent on my weblog.

Posted by: Denishia Salter at February 1, 2005 9:50 AM
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