Learning about America From Americans Living Abroad

this is a course website for students in English 367.01C at ohio state university, autumn 2004. the creator of the site is the teacher--bob eckhart. this is how i am communicating with my class and how they can communciate with each other.

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I am a teacher at OSU and most of my blogs are intended for my students...for me to post information to them and for them to share information with their classmates.

Thursday, October 14, 2004

thursday, end of week 4

now is the time to start thinking about your blog #2.......before you leave class today--especially if you are hoping to leave early--i want to talk to you for a minute or two about what ideas you have. even if you don't have any ideas yet, we can talk and i can help you start to focus your thoughts so you can come up with some ideas over the weekend and during next week.

the main goals of blog #2 are to create a blog that is interesting to you and will attract an audience. hopefully over the last few weeks you have formulated ideas about what a good blog is, what it does, etc...now is the chance for you to [finally] be creative and design a blog that will be of use to someone--your family, your friends, people from your hometown, people who share an interest with you...things like that. you will be graded based on your final product--how good your final blog is. your final exam will be an analysis of your own blog, and it will give you a chance to make the case--to provide "proof" (like statistics from a counter?)--that you have succeeded in making a blog that people would want to read.


Tuesday, October 12, 2004

start of week 4

hi folks.....just a quick note to say i hope you are finding out new and interesting things each week when you read about americans living abroad. i have a goal for this week's blog-search: try to find a blog written by an american college student who is studying abroad. read about their experiences and think about those in context of the experience you are having here in columbus. oh, and another idea: there should be email contact information for all of these bloggers, so if you feel so moved, try to contact these students abroad to say hello and let them know you appreciate the fact they are taking the time to write and share their thoughts. if this doesn't work you can always just write a comment to them, i guess.

see ya soon, bob