Official blog of Clark's Blogging for Journalists class, Mass Communication department
Honestly, I have no recommendations for changes for this class. I think this class is awesome and you should keep it like it is. You do a great job at teaching this course and keep it very fun yet we learn a lot about blogging.
I think this class is pretty solid. I really liked the way it was setup and honestly can't think of any recommendations other than keep doing what you're doing!
Maybe for the students who have a hard time finding a niche, show more blogs at the beginning of the class week to give them some extra inspiration other than just previous students blogs. You also made some assignments that could kind of throw off our niche for our blog, like the ethics conference or the international festival, I think we should just put those in a comment on your post or email you the assignment.
I really enjoyed the class and have very little suggestions. The only suggestion I can think of is maybe incorporating the students' blogs into groups. For example, sometimes I really struggle to think of post-worthy ideas, so if we had a day a month where all the bloggers interested in sports got together and discussed their ideas for the upcoming month maybe that could help people come up with more ideas for posts. It could possibly even help with the networking aspects of the blogs.
Only thing that I can think of is blogger.. I am not a big fan of it, even though both of my blogs are on blogger. I wouldn't change anything in this class, its a great class and very informative.
I thought the class was great. I do think it could possibly be transformed into an online hybrid class, though. Perhaps meet once a week with an online platform as well.
Put more emphasis and focus into creating the blog. Like editing HTML or downloading templates. Designing.Successful blogs are all about the content of course, but it won't be appealing unless the blog is appealing. So the look is also very important.
Everyone's blog starts off really basic so making it more eye-popping would help attract viewers and a greater audience in general.
The only suggestion that I could make would be to maybe have a deadline for when each week's blog post should be in by. Of course students should try to post more than once a week, but having a weekly deadline might help to make sure they're getting in at least one a week and to avoid getting too far behind.
I agree with one of the previous comments. It was hard to come up with ideas for blogs so showing a lot of examples in the begging would have been helpful. But other than that, I think this was a perfect class and wouldn't change anything!
There isn't anything in particular that sticks out to me. Nothing that I really wish we would have been able to do or something that I did not enjoy doing. Maybe have someone with a pretty well known blog come speak to the class? don't know how plausible that is but honestly the class is great so nothing to really change.
I have to agree with Taylor and Ashley above. The class has been interesting and I have learned how to improve my writing skills through weekly blog posts. I wouldn't change a thing.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this class! I'll admit that my blogging skills are subpar, but I learned a lot about myself through expressing myself in my blogs. If I could change anything about this course, I would make it a class that meets once a week. This class allows the student to be independent and I think one class a week would be better used.
I think a deadline for posts is good idea. I think it would have helped me stay on top of things. I really enjoyed this class. I don't think there is anything else I would change about it.
I think adding a deadline each week for a blog post would help! I know that we are suppose to be blogging weakly, but without a deadline it becomes super easy to let each week slip by without posting.