As I read your postings I find I identify with students who are struggling to incorporate web 2.0 platforms into their course work. Since September I've experimented with three different blog formats-nothing quite captured the idea I had in mind. I began to question the validity of the idea but persevered anyway. I've settled on using NING to facilitate a dialog among students, and hopefully faculty and staff.
Students want advice from faculty about courses take while at LaGuardia, senior colleges to consider, ideas about the majors they can pursue to achieve their goals and so on. The student faculty ratio can make that connection a challenge. I hope this NING site will spark discussion on topics of importance to students.
The first topic is “How can college change your life?” I selected this topic because I currently serve on several college-wide committees that are examining the many reasons students don’t graduate. Although their reasons are complex students need inspiration – need to hear how college changed your life. What’s your story?
I’m just getting the site off the ground but I hope you will visit at link, write a few sentences and maybe invite your students to visit too. I welcome your comments. I want to give a shout out to Ximena who spent time getting me started. http://ecareer.ning.com/