We have done a sort of "reverse engineering" to discover what makes good blogs "good." This was a fun and interesting experiment, and, of course, inspirational and provocative towards helping us get ideas for our web and blog design. But, did you know it has some good theory behind it?
Read pages 1-8, and pages 40-53 from James Paul Gee's New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward.
Make notes in your blog entry about how you practiced this sort of "remediation" in learning to compose in a new medium, and how you leveraged the examples of others to develop your own "rules" for making a "good" blog and website.
Randy is a speaker, writer, and teacher of Communications and Composition at Limestone College, where he serves as chair of the Department of Communications and Interdisciplinary Studies.