Assistant Professor Dhiraj Murthy introduces students to “Sociology 022 – In the Facebook Age,” a course that requires students to do their coursework in the form of blog posts. The blogging Web site and an iPod touch mobile blogging platform were introduced by Robert Denton, associate director of communications for Web strategy, and Nancy Grant, educational technology consultant – IT.
This is the third semester Dhiraj has taught classes with blogs as part of the course work. The Web team in Communications and the systems group in Information Technology are piloting a new iteration of the blogging platform. By the fall semester, this will be standardized and available to any faculty wanting to use a public blogging platform for course or professional work.