Talk:Unit 1: What is a Blog and How Do I Use It in the Literacy Classroom?


-- Brittany Zadrozinski (talk) 11:42, 25 April 2013 (EDT)

Your objectives were clear, and the learners could easily accomplish them.

With all of the readings, and videos, tell the learners why they are watching them. Professor said this was a weak point in past classes (I need to add this too)

The extra resources are good as well. The videos,I was thinking maybe you could move some of the videos to other location in the Course, since this is an introduction maybe just the top 10 reasons is a good video to keep and another. The benefits one seems a little out of place because your unit is what is a blog and how to use it. The benefits can maybe come in at a different time.

There is little Engagement and interaction, to show you the learners actually learned something from this, maybe have them post to the discussion page, or even to fill in some type of graphic organizer or something. This way you know they actually understood and learned something about blogging. I see that they are to put it in their own words, but I would also have them reference a video or reading because I can put blogging in my own words without having read anything. :)

Suggestion: Take out the explore, since you won't be using them until unit 4, they shouldn't make them so early in the course. Some may forget passwords or which blog site they used, try and work it into a later unit :)

Comments/suggestions -- Jeanne M. Weber (talk) 21:50, 30 April 2013 (EDT)


I posted my comments/suggestions on the discussion page of your course home-page.


Instructor feedback on your draft unit -- Jianwei Zhang (talk) 23:41, 2 May 2013 (EDT)

This mini-course is very solid and helpful. In your unit 1, the current content is a bit heavy and dense. You may further refine the flow by beginning with one or two video cases of using blog in literacy classrooms, followed by 1 or two readings (not too much reading work), then more cases/videos, and extended readings. What do you think? If you like this suggestion, you may apply it to other units as well.