This portion of our course website is yours to make of what you want, a space for further interaction, for exploration, for testing out some of the ideas that come up in the texts we read or in our discussions of them. You’ll be expected to post your thoughts about our class reading here on the blog, but I also hope to see you trying things out here for yourselves, thinking actively about how this interface affects the ways that you communicate as a class.
So any number of things might provide a good topic for a blog post. Here are a few suggestions (slightly modified from a similar list my friend Meg Worley gave a class of hers):
- Isn’t it cool the way that Author X seems to predict technology Y?
- Aargh, I just can’t get my head around today’s reading.
- Does “jargonterm” mean P or Q – or something else entirely?
- Wow, Reading Z really reminds me of that episode of Black Mirror.
- I could use some feedback on this idea I’ve been wrestling with…
- Did she say A or B in class yesterday? I forgot to write it down.
- Hey, I’m in a play this weekend, and y’all should come!
You’ll no doubt find other things you want to post about, too – things you stumble across on the web that the rest of the class should see, things you find in your research that the rest of the class might be interested in. This kind of sharing is what makes group blogs most useful; I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with.