This is a guest post by James Jorner.
A blog can be a meeting place for students to help each other
A lecturer obviously already knows the information he/she is trying to impart, and most times they’ve learned this information in a different era from the students they teach. Sometimes when students don’t understand a particular principle it’s best explained by a fellow student who lives in the same times and has more or less the same sort of experiences. A blog can be a place where buddy tutoring can be advantageous to students. The principle is set out in the form of a blog post and students are directed to it. Students who understand and those who don’t can all leave comments or their own ideas in the comment section, giving the rest of the readers different view points on the same subject matter. This will enable deeper and wider understanding across the board.
A college lecturer can display links and further reading on any given matter on his blog
After (or before) each seminar a college lecturer can post the gist of his lesson on his blog. He/she can then add links to further work they’ve published, or additional, pertinent essays or explanations from colleagues. Students will ask questions during lessons, and those who’re not there may also have similar issues. These questions and answers (with links) can be edited into the blog post. Because a blog is so easy to edit, additional information can be added indefinitely.
A blog gives a college lecturer an optional way of dealing with queries
With his/her time severely limited while marking exam papers and theses etc, a blog can give back a college lecturer some of his/her time. If the gist of the lesson is on the blog, the questions have been dealt with, the links are in place and the FAQs are all handled. A college lecturer can direct erring students to exact posts without having to go over the information again and again, weeks after the students were meant to have studied the information. A blog would enable the tutor to outline all reading materials and link to all online presentations which add more information to the query at hand.
About the AuthorJames is a freelance writer who specializes on offering blogging tips. He also writes for www.opendooloan.co.uk, you can follow this link to visit their website.