Category: Teaching

Dear College Students….

As the new Fall Semester gets underway there are a few things I want to share with you from a professor. We know you are anxious this first week about how your classes will go. Guess what? So are we! Is our class ready?…

Lessons from a duck

Fellow working mommies have said to me recently that they don’t know how I find the time to do all the things that I do, but what I find funny is everyone who said this to me I thought the exact same of them….

A PR blog to follow

I have been following this blog for a while, and find it a thought provoking site. I thought I would share it with you http://www.briansolis.com/ Brian talks about Web 2.0 and its role and impact in public relations and marketing

Watch what you blog!

I use blogging in a lot of my courses in engage the students outside of the classroom on the topics discussed in the classroom. I feel (while I haven’t gotten to study it yet) it is a good way to engage their critical thinking. However I…

Is it education or a business?

I am currently teaching a magazine production course, and I find myself constantly balancing learning and running a business. The students do not see the divide, but for this to be a successful venture for all involved, I must keep the two separate in…

Citizen Journalism… how can it help ag?

Research shows citizen journalism is at an all time high with the popularity of blogging. CNN has taken it a set further with their beta site for user-generated news at ireport.com. They have a disclaimer that nothing posted is verified, but they are pulling…

Teaching future communicators

The quarter is wrapping up and I am finally having a few seconds to reflect. This has been a long quarter, as is any quarter when you teach a technology course. There are always computer glitches and tech issues that arise that throw new…

Proud Teacher

My students in my Web course are blogging. Check them out: http://agcomm350.wordpress.com/

I’ve been away

Wow, it has been a while. The start of the quarter. Those words breathe fear into every faculty member. Not only does it mean frantic course prep, but students in and out of your office trying to get scheudles lined up and colleauges wanting…

Second Life… Second Education

Many researchers and instructors (including myself) have been exploring how social networking technology can be successfully integrated into the classroom to enhance students’ experiences. While I am still undecided on the viability and usefulness of education in realms like second life, I am interested in…

On Podcasts

There is a lot of buzz in academia on the use of podcasts to reach our students on their turf. The old adage “If you build it they will come.” But will they? I know several colleagues around the country who are using them…

Our Future

I teach an intro class and this year I have my students blogging about coverage of ag in the media. They are finding some great stuff… more than I can share with you, so go check it out! http://agrcomm200.blogspot.com/