Student Blogging as Civic Engagement in the Women’s and Gender Studies Classroom

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Proposal Abstract

This poster will present the results of my University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project which assessed the effectiveness of blogging to encourage civic engagement. The blog assignment I developed requires students to create and maintain their own blog that analyzes gender and women’s issues and current events throughout the semester. The blog requires students to critically analyze written and visual texts, as well as engage in self-reflection about their own learning process throughout the course.

Quantitative and qualitative results from multiple sections of Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies will be presented. Students were given a pre- and post- survey on civic engagement. In addition, the AAC&U Civic Engagement rubric was used to evaluate student progress over the course of the semester.

Conference attendees will learn about my successes using Web 2.0 capabilities to facilitate civic engagement, as well as tips for assessing civic engagement.

 
Mar 27th, 4:00 PM Mar 27th, 5:30 PM

Student Blogging as Civic Engagement in the Women’s and Gender Studies Classroom

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This poster will present the results of my University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Project which assessed the effectiveness of blogging to encourage civic engagement. The blog assignment I developed requires students to create and maintain their own blog that analyzes gender and women’s issues and current events throughout the semester. The blog requires students to critically analyze written and visual texts, as well as engage in self-reflection about their own learning process throughout the course.

Quantitative and qualitative results from multiple sections of Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies will be presented. Students were given a pre- and post- survey on civic engagement. In addition, the AAC&U Civic Engagement rubric was used to evaluate student progress over the course of the semester.

Conference attendees will learn about my successes using Web 2.0 capabilities to facilitate civic engagement, as well as tips for assessing civic engagement.