Blogs – Real World Examples

A Way to Garden is a blog maintained by a single person. Visitors to the site can add comments to the posted articles. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see visitor comments.

Why I Plant Spinach Late

Several online news sources are blogs, that is, they allow people to add comments to each posted article. The comments are in chronological order as would be expected in any blog. Comments are usually at the bottom of the page below the article although others may have a link to the comments.

The Huffington Post, Gawker

Blogs from the U.S. Government provides 11 links to blogs specifically focused on pending government issues. They encompass a range from Business and Economics to Travel and Recreation. These blogs combines text, images, and links. Most blogs are primarily textual although many focus on photographs, videos, or audio.

Blogs from the Department of Education provide stories intended to inform readers what the Department of Education is doing to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

This is a prototype blog created to illustrate how a blog in a DAU course could be used based on requirements from ACQ201B. Using blogs in courses support several instructional strategies including exploration, articulation, collaboration, social negotiation, multiple perspectives, scaffolding, and reflection. There are numerous blogging platforms to choose from but for this prototype, WordPress was selected.