Topic: Blogging Basics
I decided to try using the blog to gather information from participants during a workshop. The post for November 14 posed a question about multiple measures that I wanted to have them respond to during the session. In the past, this would have been a large group brainstorming session. This time, I asked them to talk in pairs or trios, come up with ideas, and then post a comment to the question. Despite the fact that only 3 of the 70 participants had heard of a blog before (and none had used one), they were able to do this with about 3 minutes direct instruction on how to make the post. Besides providing everyone an opportunity to contribute, and the ability to use the responses right then to have a brief discussion, there's now an archive that participants can return to later. I'm going to do this again! And everyone wanted to learn more about blogging in a future session!