Reflection Blogging: Five blog posts will serve as a reflection journal for the modules include in our course content. 20 points
After establishing a blog through our site, you will be using this electronic publishing medium to share your thoughts and ideas on participatory service as you progress through the course. Reflection blogging will allow you to explore course modules and apply your own critical take on the topics. After reading and exploring a module, write a blog post about the experience and how you believe the issue/topic impacts library service. What might change? What could we do differently? Where do the readings/videos/sites take you in your thinking about library or information work? Feel free to reflect on the module as a whole, a selected article that resonated, or anything that sparked your thinking about the module topic.
- Your blog posts are a place to reflect and to process concepts and experiences related to the themes of the course. Think of it as a journal that is intended to help you clarify your thoughts while contributing and sharing openly on the Web. Part of the challenge in blogging is packing meaning into a few short paragraphs. You might also find you’ll write a reflection post in response to one of your classmates’ postings.
- If you are writing, aim for 200 – 300 words. Video, audio or other media should carry similar content.
- Let your blogging be a reflection of your own curiosity and ideas about our course. Follow your thoughts where they go. Ponder, for example, how the ideas you are encountering might inform your practice as a librarian or information professional. It is entirely acceptable to “think aloud” via your blog. (This post by Gardener Campbell influenced the presentation of this assignment: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/blog1/?p=1671)
- Link out to other URLs when appropriate
- Add images and embed media when appropriate
- If you are using media, information on embeds can be found at https://287.hyperlib.sjsu.edu/how-to/adding-video-more-to-your-blog/
Posting and Submission
All postings will be published to your blog by the date specified. Because we use feeds and readers for this class, individual post URL submissions are not required. At the end of the semester, you will submit your blog URL to Canvas for grading. The Reflection Blog assignment is cumulative.