Scenario: Dr. Louis Thompson teaches Nuclear Physics at The University of South Florida and has a hard time managing his various teaching and research assistants, not to mention all of his students. His university website is cluttered with old links from past semesters, outdated PDFs, and homework answers he never intended to post. He is still a novice computer user, and the complicated content management system that professors are expected to use is almost unusable for him. He wants to have an online resource for his students and assistants, but is lost under a sea of complicated technology.
Communication between students and their professor can make or break the learning experience, and nothing can bring the two parties closer together than a weblog. The two-way communication of a weblog lets professors post assignments and reading material, while at the same time encouraging students to leave comments. Research blogs — accessible by colleagues and assistants — could prove invaluable when it comes time to publish your findings because it’s all stored right on the web for you.
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