It’s Blog! It may be old news to some, but it may be perceived as a welcome alternative to the discussion board in online digital media courses.
Abstract: Read the chapter. Take a quiz. Write a discussion post based on the prompt. Reply to two classmates. We've all seen it done in online and hybrid education. What happens when we ditch the discussion and move to another mode of written communication in an online environment? Is it possible for undergraduate students to use weblogs as a meaningful tool for discourse in an online classroom? This research explores student experiences in a small online course focusing on sport communication where the blog was the primary form of communication between peers. This attempt to revamp the classroom while maintaining the experience students have come to expect from an online course is the first step in a series of changes proposed to attract students to media writing courses.