This week I met only with my Wednesday group because of the Commencement on Tuesday. About one third of the students had created their Blogger accounts and the others had either forgotten or were unable to create one. I reviewed the instructions one more time, and referred any additional problems or technical questions to B-333 (thanks Dr. X). Some students suggested using Facebook instead of Blogger because of its popularity among students and frequency of use. I will definitely consider using it next term, however, I have decided to stay with Blogger for now as many of the students had already created their accounts. Nevertheless, I am experimenting with Facebook this semester on a separate, but related project. I recently created a Facebook page for the College Discovery Program and Alumni, and I will be using it as a communication tool with CD students. I will keep you posted on the success of this page as well.
I decided to go with Blogger as my web 2.0 platform for the semester. It took me a while to figure out how to create the horizontal page tabs, but managed to create them after utilizing the help-index (it’s quite helpful by the way). I’m still having trouble attaching my syllabi (word) and a handbook (pdf). Steve and I continued to discuss various ways to connect across curriculum, and some of the ideas were:
1. College life at LaGCC
2. Professors’ expectations and/or appropriate classroom conduct
3. How to prepare for exams
4. Tips and tools for college survival