I've cross-posted this in another group to reach as many people as possible.
an undergrad media, culture and society class and require my students
to post on a class Ning site every week. They post on a forum with a
specific question related to the week's topic. They are also required
to write a blog post which serves as a media journal. The only
guideline is to reflect on something they encounter about media during
the week that relates to anything discussed in class.
A lot of
the posts are pretty uninteresting and I would like to hear of any
suggestions for ways to guide more insightful commentary. If any of you
out there require media journals in your courses, what are some
suggestions or guidelines that you offer to your students?