Blog session for Communication and Media

Communication and Media staff asked the eLearning Unit to run a workshop this week on using (Campus Pack) blogs and journals.

Pete Goddard, Senior Lecturer, Communication & Media, University of Liverpool
Pete Goddard, Senior Lecturer, Communication & Media, University of Liverpool

Staff in the department, with Pete Goddard as module leader, are about to launch a revamped Research Methods course this semester which will be co-taught by 8-9 staff members and postgraduate assistants.

To accommodate this teaching method, staff had to find an alternative to the traditional seminar, so they thought of incorporating a weekly exercise which asks students to complete a task to be submitted to VITAL, and which other students don’t see. Each week the relevant staff member will give general feedback to the whole class via a feedback blog, which will be visible to all the module’s students.

A practice blog used in the session, a screenshot of VITAL, the VLE showing a Campus Pack blog
A practice blog used in the session

Afterwards, Communication and Media staff said they were ‘delighted’ with the workshop, which included a demonstration of how to set up journal templates and blogs, and ‘particularly impressed with the support, care and attention to detail’ that they received from the eLearning Unit.

If departments are interested in running tailored workshops for their staff whether on blogs, journals or other tool, please contact the eLearning Unit at elearning@liv.ac.uk

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