Sneak a Little Science into their Day: Blogs in Teaching with Kathryn Clancy

Join us this Wednesday as our Teaching with Technology Brown Bag Series continues with Kate Clancy (Anthropology) discussing her experiences with blogging, teaching with blogs, and science writing in general. Kate is a fun and engaging presenter whose popular blog Context and Variation was recently moved to Scientific American online. Visit it at: http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/context-and-variation

Many course materials offer little in the way of two-way communication to introductory students, particularly the casual style they’re used to. But when blog posts are required reading, students will engage far more with the content than they intended to. Upper-level students need less prompting to engage with the reading, but may instead need to develop confidence in their writing. Join Kate Clancy for an informative look at how she uses blogs to build scientific communities for her students and for herself.

This event is free and will be held in 23 Illini Hall from 12 until 1pm. For more information about our Teaching with Technology Brown Bag series, go to: http://www.cites.illinois.edu/events/learningtech/brown_bag/

Read some of Clancy’s blog posts for Scientific American –>

About Anne McKinney

Anne McKinney is an eLearning Specialist for CITES Academic Technology Services and the College of Business at the University of Illinois.
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