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For me, using blogs in an academic environment is about having an opportunity to bring discussion and resources to students faster and more completely. I like to create a small world of resources on the blog that expands to the larger world on the web for my students. In Jane Austen and the Royal Navy, a non-writing intensive class, I was able to create extensive paperless writing guides by linking back to information on the weblog of a previous writing class and, also, to off campus sites.

Easy communication outside of the classroom, allows in class time to be more important, more vital. In my Writing Workshop 1 class, the on-line journal combined with my newsy blog about class events and assignments created what my colleague Hector Vila described as

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