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Designing a Collaborative Blog about Student Success

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Honors in Practice Volume 14, Number 1, ISSN 1559-0143


The purpose of this article is to describe the most recent blogging project in an honors course--a collaborative student-success blog written for and by honors students. The project was conceived as the primary project for the course Honors Professional Development: Community Outreach for sophomores in the University of Florida Honors Program. This course was the third in a series of four professional development courses available to honors students starting in their freshman year. Students first had the opportunity to take Introduction to Honors Professional Development, a one-credit first-year-experience course focusing on an action plan for involvement in undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, leadership, and community service as well as workshops on resumé development and interview skills. Assignments included weekly online discussion topics, faculty interviews, community service and philanthropy projects, activity papers, reflections from the various workshops, and a final action plan. With six sections of the course offered, close to 150 first-year honors students typically take the course during their first semester. [This article was originally printed in "Honors in Practice" v7 2011.]


Johnson, M.L., Plattner, A.S. & Hundley, L. (2018). Designing a Collaborative Blog about Student Success. Honors in Practice, 14(1), 119-128. Retrieved March 1, 2021 from .

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