Blogs vs. Education

Just kidding with the “versus.”

Check out what Princeton Prof. Edward Felten has to say about the mandatory group blog his class participated in this semester.

You read that correctly: mandatory group blog. Where do I sign up?

Here’s some of the uncomplicated logistics from Prof. Felten:

“We required each of the twenty-five students in the course to post at least once a week. Each student was assigned a particular day of the week on which his or her entries were due. We divided the due dates evenly among the seven days of the week, to ensure an even flow of new posts, and to facilitate discussion among the students. The staggered due dates worked nicely, and had the unexpected benefit of evening out the instructors’ and students’ blog reading workload.”

The blog in question: Information Technology and the Law.

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