Instructional Blogging: Links and Resources

Instructional BloggingBelow is a list of online and print resources, articles, and posts relating to the use of student blogs for instruction. These are intended as a supplementary resources for those taking the workshop on “Getting Started with Scholarly Blogging: Blogs as a Research and Teaching Tool in the Humanities.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and will be supplemented over the course of the next few weeks as needed. Suggestions as to worthwhile additions would be gratefully accepted.


Blog Posts

Albrecht, David. “Tips on Collegiate Student Blogging.” The Summa. WordPress Blog. 10 August, 2012. Accessed 22 September,  2012.  <>

Bellinson,  Adam. “Comments of Gold: Advice on Giving and Receiving Comments.” Blogging for Learning. Michigan State University. 15 November, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Brauer, James. “Blogging vs Threaded Discussions in Online Courses.” Connected Principles. Sharing. Learning. Leading. 3 October, 2012. Accessed 8 October, 2012. <>

Dunn, Jeff. “30 Incredible Blogs Written By Students.” Edudemic. 8 December, 2011. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Eaton, Sarah Elaine. “12 Tips to incorporate blogging into your classes.” Literacy, Languages, and Leadership. 2 August, 2012. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Halavais, Alex. “Blogging for Large Classes.” Blogging for Learning. Michigan State University. 19 November, 2007. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Glogowski, Konrad. “Towards Reflective BlogTalk.” Blog of Proximal Development. 4 February, 2008. Accessed  22 September, 2012. <>

Kerawalla, Lucinda, Shailey Minocha, Gill Kirkup, and Gráinne Kirkup. “Characterising the Different Blogging Behaviours of Students on an Online Distance Learning Course.” Learning, Media and Technology 33. 1 (Mar 2008): 21.

Lange, Ryan. “Blogging in the Media: Current Research.” Blogging for Learning. 20 August, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

—–. “Blogging: A Brief History and Overview.”  Blogging for Learning. 28 August, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Lohnes, Sarah. “Using Blogs in a College Classroom: What’s Authenticity Got To Do With It?” Blogs for Learning. Michigan State University. 25 October, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Mirtschin, Anne. “20 Reasons Why Students Should Blog,” On an e-Journey with Generation Y. WordPress Blog. 14 March, 2008. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Parry, David. “The Technology of Reading and Writing in the Digital Space: Why RSS is crucial for a Blogging Classroom.” Blogs for Learning. Michigan State University. 1 October, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Rahman, Sean. “Student Blogging – What You Should Know.” Blogs for Learning. Michigan State University. 18 August, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

—–. “Self Presentation Online.” Blogging for Learning. Michigan State University. 28 August, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Ritter-Guth, Beth Lynne. “Rocking the Cyber Canoe: Blogging in English.” Blogging for Learning. Michigan State University. 28 August, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Sample, Mark. “Pedagogy and the Class Blog.” Sample Reality. 14 August, 2009. Accessed 28 September, 2012. <>

Wolf, Leigh. “20 days + 19 people + 17 blogs = The Annals Success” Blogs for Learning. Michigan State University. 6 November, 2006. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>


Print Articles

Arena, Carla. “Blogging in the Language Classroom: It Doesn’t ‘Simply Happen’.” TESL-EJ: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language 11.4 (2008): 7.

Ashraf, Bill. “Teaching the Google-eyed YouTube Generation.” Education & Training 51. 5/6 (2009): 343-352.

Bhattacharya, Atanu, and Kiran Chauhan. “Augmenting Learner Autonomy through Blogging.” ELT Journal 64.4 (2010): 376-84.

Blankenship, Mark. “How Social Media Can and Should Impact Higher Education.” The Education Digest 76. 7 (Mar 2011): 39-42.

Boling, Erica C. “Learning from Teachers’ Conceptions of Technology Integration: What Do Blogs, Instant Messages, and 3D Chat Rooms Have to Do with It?” Research in the Teaching of English 43. 1 (Aug 2008): 74-100.

Carlson, Scott. “Weblogs Come to the Classroom.” The Chronicle of Higher Education 50. 14 (Nov 28, 2003): A.33-A.34.

Caverly, David C, Sheila A. Nicholson, Jennifer Battle, and Cori E. Atkins. “Techtalk: Web 2.0, Blogs, and Developmental Education.” Journal of Developmental Education 32. 1 (Fall 2008): 34-35.

Churchill, Daniel. “Web 2.0 in Education: A Study of the Explorative Use of Blogs with a Postgraduate Class.” Innovations in Education and Teaching International 48. 2 (2011): 149.

Cobanoglu, Cihan and Katerina Berezina.”The Impact of the Use of Blogs on Students’ Assignment Engagement.” Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education 10. 1 (Apr 2011): 99-105.

Elliott, Darren. “Parallel Blogging: Explorations in Teacher and Learner Autonomy.” Realizing Autonomy: Practice and Reflection in Language Education Contexts. Eds. Kay Irie, et al. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 182-195.

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. “The Literary Machine: Blogging the Literature Course.” Teaching Literature and Language Online. Ed. Ian Lancashire. New York, NY: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. 205-216.

Fluckiger, Jarene, Yvonne Tixier y Vigil, Rebecca Pasco, and Kathy Danielson. “Formative Feedback: Involving Students as Partners in Assessment to Enhance Learning.” College Teaching 58. 4 (Oct-Dec 2010): 136-140.

Higdon, Jude and Chad Topaz. “Blogs and Wikis as Instructional Tools: A Social Software Adaptation of Just-in-Time Teaching.” College Teaching 57. 2 (Spring 2009): 105-109.

Krause, Steven D. “When Blogging Goes Bad: A Cautionary Tale about Blogs, Email Lists, Discussion, and Interaction.” Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing and Webbed Environments 9.1 (2004):  n.p.

Lee, Lina. “Fostering Reflective Writing and Interactive Exchange through Blogging in an Advanced Language Course.” ReCALL: The Journal of EUROCALL 22.2 (2010): 212-27.

Lindgren, Tim. “Blogging Places: Locating Pedagogy in the Whereness of Weblogs.” Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing and Webbed Environments 10.1 (2005): n.p.

Liou, Hsien-Chin. “Blogging, Collaborative Writing, and Multimodal Literacy in an EFL Context.” WorldCALL: International; Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Eds. Mike Levy, et al. Routledge Studies in Computer Assisted Language Learning. Routledge, 2011. 3-18.

McCorkle, Ben. “English 109.2: Intensive Reading and Writing II, ‘Reading, Writing, Blogging’.” Composition Studies 38.1 (2010): 108-25.

McGee, Patricia and Veronica Diaz. “Wikis and Podcasts and Blogs! Oh, My! What Is a Faculty Member Supposed to Do?” EDUCAUSE Review 42. 5 (Sep/Oct 2007): 28-40.

Morrison, Aimée. “Blogs and Blogging: Text and Practice.” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Eds. Ray Siemens, Susan Schreibman, and Alan Liu. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Malden, MA:  Blackwell, 2007. 369-387.

Reinhart, Julie M, Adrian L. Whicker, and Tricia Juettemeyer. “News Blogs in Distance Education Programs.” Distance Learning 2. 5 (2005): 23-28.

Song, Chiann-Ru. “Educational Games with Blogs.” Online Information Review 32. 5 (2008): 557-573.

Wang, Yi-Shun, Hsin-Hui Lin, and Yi-Wen Liao. “Investigating the Individual Difference Antecedents of Perceived Enjoyment in Students’ Use of Blogging.” British Journal of Educational Technology 43. 1 (Jan 2012): 139-152.

Zhang, Wei. “Blogging for Doing English Digital: Student Evaluations.” Computers and Composition: An International Journal for Teachers of Writing 27.4 (2010): 266-83.


General Resources

Daryl L. L. Houston, “Starting a Course Blog with WordPress,” Two Ells: Daryl’s Personal Blog, WordPress Blog, 6 January, 2013. Accessed 6 January, 2013. <>

Sample, Mark. “A Rubric for Evaluating Student Blogs.” ProfHacker. The Chronicle of Higher Education 27 September, 2010. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Ullyot, Michael. “On Blogging in English 203.” Michael Ullyot: Ideas + Materials for Research + Teaching. University of Calgary. 24 February, 2012. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

University College, Falmouth. “Blogging Project Checklist for Academics.” Scribd. n.d. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

University of Wisconsin, Stout. “A Rubric for Evaluating Student Blogs.” A+ Rubric. University of Wisconsin, Stout. 17 January, 2012. Accessed 22 September, 2012. <>

Williams, George H. “Blogging Assignment.” English 289: Introduction to British Literature. Beginnings to 1800. University of South Carolina Upstate. N.d. Accessed 8 October, 2012. <>


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