Blogs in the Classroom: Through a Journalism Lens

Prof. Elizabeth Smith, Visiting Professor of Journalism
Seaver College
April 8, 2013



Blogs function effectively as cognitive tools; they enhance knowledge creation, metacognition and collaborative learning. In this presentation, Prof. Elizabeth Smith shares how she uses blogs in journalism classes at Seaver College and how they have impacted and improved student learning and engagement. Prof. Smith offers examples from student blogs and demonstrates her own blog that she designed and developed as a resource for her students. In addition, she instructs attendees how students (and professors!) can easily create their own blogs using free blogging platforms.