I just read a long post (in wikipedia, but I arrived there via a faculty blog) that is a description of an assignment the author used in a class he was teaching - he asked his students to write an article that made it to "Featured Article" status on Wikipedia. Here is the wikipedia entry:
I got there from the blog:
The same professor also has some examples of student blogs available as links from his blog:
These are all literature courses, but I don't see why they couldn't be almost anything. Ideas with which to begin the new semester....
(Oh and I started this whole reading experience via a post on edupunk. Edupunk is apparently the hot new term in the educational blogosphere. The post that started me off should be here - http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?post=44780 - but I can't get to it today.)
And that new semester begins tomorrow.... are we all ready?!
Lisa Cheney-Steen, Dean