The course I had intended to teach at the aformentioned two-year college revolved around combining blogs and RSS feeds to create an ePortfolio for student writing.
Specifically, my course required that students:
- Keep a weekly course blog based off writing prompts that also utilized other media and/or links. Students would also follow each other's blogs through an RSS feed and comment on each other's work.
- Engage in process writing on their blog (through various prompts and exercises) towards the production of four major essays (literacy narrative, exploratory essay, evaluative essay, and research-based argument essay).
- Think critically about multimodal projects, blogs, and podcasts.