Tuesday, April 13, 2010
A Rare Problem
Well, as it turns out my ENG 102 students have no problem reading each others' blog posts and responding to issues pertaining to the class. However, after the first couple of weeks all posts have turned to the class assignments and non-"business" chatter has died down. I wonder if I should make a blog assignment a complete freeewrite for them (that also feels unnatural--like making them break from the mold by creating a mold for that) or if there are any other suggestions my fellow networkers here have. Just to explain where I am coming from on this issue, I do take the community label to mean just that, and I do not find a class that simply exchanges notes and opinions on assignments to be a community. A work group, but not a community. So, I am open to suggestions.