Blog Attack: New Teaching Strategies to Engage Today's College Students

  • Denise Castro California State University Monterey Bay
Keywords: Higher Education, Teaching Strategies, Blogs, Student Engagement


The growing need to match pedagogy with the evolving needs of a new generation of learners has stirred an interest in Web 2.0. Blogging can bring a surprisingly rich experience to class projects by increasing collaboration between students and teacher. As a teaching tool, blogging can bring greater complexity to learning that would have otherwise been one dimensional. This article discusses how the use of a blog in class activities engaged students in academic work and resulted in positive educational outcomes.