I have nearly finished writing my course on Blogging using WordPress.com
It is currently 6 sessions long. It will take my students from:
- Getting signed-up to creating and modifying their initial 2-3 blogs.
- Linking their posts to Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn.
- Changing a Post,
- Saving Draft copy,
- Adding Tags and Categories and so on.
I am at present teaching two groups and my students seem to have fun. There is a lot of hands-on and it is vital that my students bring their USB-flash drives containing pictures and documents of what they want to publish.
Up to now I have only had one real dilemma; that of explaining the advantage of posts on a blog against the disadvantage of a static website that needs a site-manager to update.
I hope that once we have the Blog up and running my student will see and understand the benefits that being able to instantly adding new posts will have for them.