Your experience in Project Community is built upon working in teams. In turn, these teams form loose networks with other the teams working with the same NGO, and then the entire class is also a larger team. This site is designed to provide information across these different levels via your team-based blogs.
Rather than individual blogs like we have done in the past, in #ProjComm15, you will share a common digital workspace with your team. One team member will serve as a Technology Steward, and they will set up their team’s blog. All members of your team will regularly contribute to the blog, which in turn are syndicated into this site.
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For 2015, we are requiring teams to create blogs on WordPress.com. Over the time of the course, your sites will evolve from typical narrative based blogs to become a project showcase for your team’s NGO work.
The sections below provide guidance for both the Teachnology Steward and the team members.
We have made student blogging part of the Project Community Course since we started in 2012 for several reasons.
Okay we told you to create a blog. Is the first thing you do run off to Wordpress.com and make a blog?
This is a design class, remember? .
Below is the guide for your team's Technical Stewardfor setting up your team blog. It's long! Do it one step at a time. Each team will have a single shared blog where all team members are authors. Each student should not create their own blog. (...
Everybody on your team should be regularly publishing new content. Each week may have a required reflection, but do not let that limit your blogging. For the first part of the course, you should be using it to journal your work for your team members...
Comments. They are some of the magic sauce that knits participants together. Giving and getting feedback is what makes Project Community different from any other course. We are in this together.
Another thing we should think about while blogging is using tags to organize and connect our content.
Just open the TAGS & CATEGORIES box to the left of your editing screen. Categories are fixed organizers your blog steward set up to ...
Now we can help your groups break out of the chronological front page display of posts on your blogs and turn the front door of your site into a landing spot for your project.
You should of course keep using your blog for your note taking, progress...