Thursday, June 19, 2003

New School, New Media Style II

Now this is my kind of college! This summer, Jonathan Broad is teaching a course titled 875: The Blog at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While much of the curriculum seems to focus on the technical notes and bolts of blogging -- they're using Moveable Type, it seems -- the final week is the week to watch. The fourth week of the course will address blogs and the digital citizen, information ecology, peer-to-peer networks, and smart mobs.

Broad is encouraging students to blog the class while in class -- and students are keeping individual blogs journaling their experiences throughout the course. Introducing, the Blog Class of 2003:

  • Kathleen
  • Nichole
  • Paul
  • Sarah
  • Stephen
  • Toby
  • Jonathan (the instructor's personal blog)
  • Jessica
  • Amy
  • Christine
  • Jennifer

    Very, very cool. Reminds me of some of the zinemaking courses I saw pop up in the mid-'90s. Make sure you check out some of the conversation that's going on in the comments, as well -- particularly in this post about whether blogging is good or bad for shy people.

    I'll be keeping my eye on the course as it continues. Wisconsin rocks!
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