Giving your Students to Molech’s Fire May Be Permitted
This paper will explore the role of students blogging their way through graduate programs and call for a more cooperative effort between faculty and staff and students who chose to pursue blogging as a means of academic expression. Blogging is still an underused platform for educational purposes. We argue for the inclusion of blogging in any graduate program to aid in learning, teaching, and challenging students. We maintain that professors do not want their students unchallenged so the best way to challenge them while developing interpersonal skills and a self-awareness for their students is to allow, if not require them, to maintain a blog throughout their graduate career. We will include “real life” interviews of students and former students blog as well as interviews from staff about the activity. Finally, we will propose several “best practices” and standards for student blogging.
This will be a joint proposal between myself and Thomas S. Verenna.
I hear that there may be a rejoinder issued, if not a full blown discussion on the topic.