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Why You Should Blog

The Blog is not about blogs

It is easy when you are promoting blogs to forget that what you are really promoting is the information, the ideas, the creativity of Agnes Scott College. The blog is merely a vehicle, a medium for expression. At Agnes Scott the course blogs and the individual blogs show what we do in a liberal arts environment. It is, for faculty and students who participate,  a way to express  engagement with  “the intellectual and social challenges of their times”.*
And speaking of time, the summer session is coming to a close as summer passes by. The new school year is coming soon. . New experiences, new adventures in blogging, new experiences in teaching and learning are upon us. We hope to be showcasing new work soon. Come by and see what we are doing. We look forward to your visit.

*Agnes Scott College Mission Statement

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  1. The blog IS a vehicle–a super exciting turbo charged vehicle, equipped with infinite imagery, hyperlinks and with super sensitive receptors to Your Imagination. And it’s free! I have noticed a broad variation of how effective the blog is depending on the driver. Since you mentioned summer school, I want to plug a blog that came out of my summer school class that is an incredible use of the media. Christine Baker, who is NOT an art major, and is going into her senior year (I think she may be a classics major, but it might also be philosophy) made an exciting effort in the way she encapsulated her learning in my Art 160 (visual thinking) blog from the summer session 1 course. Her writing is delightful, and her way of telling a stories that make her thinking visible (references and breadth and depth of connections) is entertaining and enlightening. I recommend it!:
    http://baker160.wordpress.com/

    If you want to see similar blogs from that course over time you can visit the 160 course blog:
    http://agnesscottart160.wordpress.com/

    I require my students to keep a blog. I find that it is helpful for me to “see their work” and I find that they more thoroughly get the concept when they explaining it in written and visual examples. I also find that they can use this blog as a repository for seeing their learning while they are in school, and as a venue for us to see patterns of what interests them in order to develop more senior work, and when they are graduating, the school blog is a terrific means for developing a website that becomes their online presence as they “launch” into after college life–weather its graduate work or a career.
    for more on the process log in general:
    http://agnesscottart160.wordpress.com/about/

    Posted by Nell Ruby | July 19, 2012, 11:37 am

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