CLE Comm 355-400: Blog Creation

Please note, your syllabus requires you to create a blog for class use. We will discuss the reasoning and use for blog in first class, but please, set-up a blog prior to class through PRblogs.org. Creation of blog is simple and FREE. It is your choice to use another blog platform. Please note, when creating a PRblogs.org account, a gmail account may be required.

Individual Blog Work – In accordance with the syllabus readings, you are responsible for posting at least two (but not limited to) weekly topic-related posts.Each post must be 200-300 words and include:

  • link(s) to appropriate and topic related resources
  • contain multiple web links/permalinks

Each student is required to ‘comment’ six times throughout the term on class members’ or other topic-related blog entries. If you comment on blogs outside of class, please provide me the URL/permalink of all blog posts at the end of the course.

Please refrain from lack of professionalism to include, inappropriate tone, language, grammar and spelling in online discussions. Please imagine the other course participants are your co-workers. Anything that would be inappropriate in a workplace or in face-to-face conversation is also inappropriate online.

Each spelling, grammar or proofreading error will cause a one point deduction in all assignments. I won’t count your spelling errors in discussion posts, but if your posts are chronically filled with spelling and grammar errors, you will lose up to 100 points for the overall quality of discussion points.

Presenting someone else’s work as your own is considered plagiarism. Please use sources responsibly and cite them often.

You are expected to make solid, valuable contributions to the discussion. New ideas, questions that get people thinking and additional examples are appreciated. Feel free to disagree with other posts, but do so politely, without making the attack personal. Focus on ideas and keep the discussion on topic.

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