American Accounting Association

AUGUST 6-10, 2011  •  DENVER, COLORADO

CPE Session 37

Blogging for Professors

Presented By:

David Albrecht, Concordia College (MN)

Description: The Blogging for Professors covers why a professor should blog and how to create and maintain a blog. The blog can be for classroom purposes, or for professional purposes.

What blogging is

How academic blogging differs from regular blogging Review of best academic blogs Blogs authored by Concordia faculty Boyer model of scholarship Academic’s world view Reasons to engage in academic blogging

Reasons not to engage in academic blogging

How to write an academic blog Four types of academic blogs (including instructional and professional) Recommended practices Types of blog posts How to write a blog post

The workshop is presented by Professor David Albrecht, author of two blogs The Soumma, and Pondering the Classroom

Field of Study: Personal Development
Program Level: Basic
Method of Delivery: Group — Live

Intended Audience: Professors and instructors. Participants can be completely inexperienced in blogging or can be very experienced. It is expected that most participants will be inexperienced.

Format/Structure: The workshop will be structured in a presentation/discussion format. After an opening presentation, the workshop will then function in discussion mode to cover the main topics: What blogging is How academic blogging differs from regular blogging Reasons to engage in academic blogging Reasons not to engage in academic blogging How to write an academic blog

Learning Objective: 1) reasons for professors to blog 2) awareness of time commitments 3) knowledge of the benefits of blogging 4) coverage of steps needed to set up a blog

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for attending this workshop.

Advanced Preparation Required: There is no advance preparation needed.

 

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