I teach biology to adults (non-science majors) at a local community college. For communication with students we are supposed to use the most cumbersome school website system ever designed. But who says that we cannot use blogs in teaching, too? This morning, I gave my students an assignment to write a paper. I did not give them any information on formatting. Instead, I told them to emulate the style and format of essays posted on Transitions, as well as to use that blog as a starting point, by following the links, for gathering information they need for their papers. We'll see how that works out.
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