Blogs at Ryerson
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In short, a weblog, or more commonly, a blog, is a frequently updated publication of thoughts and comments in the form of a website. The activity of updating a blog is known as "blogging". A blog site has journal-type entries displayed in reverse chronological order.
Most people use a blog as:
- A journal or diary, where content is added or updated regularly.
- A static website, where changes are not made regularly, but can be easily made, without have to knowing the nitty-gritty of website design. A blog typically has a simplistic way of adding (and modifying) content, which makes it ideal for general users and quick updates.
Using Blogs in the Classroom
Blogging assignments are great for increasing class collaboration and discussion. Students have the opportunity to create posts, as well as provide feedback on others' posts by commenting. Instructors can choose to create one blog with all students in the course as authors, or request a blog for each student in the class..
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