Blogging 101: Blogging in Education to Connect with Millennial Students will be offered by Music Technology instructor Lisa Shields June 25 and 26 on the Dawson Community College campus in Glendive, Montana.
Blogging is quickly becoming one of the best tools for educators to connect with today’s millennial or net generation students. A blog, or web log, is a website in which authors and readers may post and read information in many formats. Research demonstrates an active learner is more successful in the classroom and educational blogging provides a method for educators and administrators to engage millennial students in and out of the classroom. This course will provide an opportunity for participants to create a blog which will encourage community learning, student engagement, and assessment.
Lisa Shields has been using blogs in her courses for years. “I currently have a blog page for every class, each a little different than the other. Due to the positive response from students, I keep adding to them each semester. It is great to see all of the students become engaged, even the more timid ones or students who have a tendency to sit back and let others do the work. Everyone must become involved and post. Students also like it because they can go online any time of day or night to do their posting, check assignments or instructions on a particular task, or communicate with their peers or instructor. I try to check it every night before I leave campus in case someone has a last minute question.”
This course is designed for the educator, but is applicable to personal, corporate, organization, and family blogs. Blogs are a great way for families to communicate and share pictures and information around the world. Organizations develop blogs to distribute information and inform others of upcoming activities. The use of blogs is limitless.
The course will be held from noon to 8 pm on Friday, June 25 and 8 am to 4 pm on Saturday, June 26. Minimum course requirements for the course include basic computer skills. The fee for attending this workshop is $52.50 and those enrolled will receive one college credit. Participants are welcome to stay in the Residents Halls on campus at a cost of $20 per night.
Contact Lisa Shields for specific course information at 406.377.9456. For general sign up information, call Marilyn Dutton, Administrative Assistant, at 377-9405. Sign up can also be completed online at /online/workshop-signup. Payment must be received to secure a place in the workshop. Send checks to Dawson Community College 300 College Drive, Glendive MT 59330.