Spring Semester Is Right Around the Corner!

"Back to School" written on chalkboard

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Spring semester at Austin College starts on February 1st, so make sure you start checking the blog regularly or subscribe to see a new batch of students’ thoughts and ideas about the concepts we explore.

We’ll have a few new features this semester. The biggest change is my blog will serve as a blog hub for all my students’ blogs. What does that mean? Instead of me posting links to students’ work as part of weekly summaries or you having to individually check each blog, when a student make a post to his or her blog, you will be able to view all students’ posts related to the class here on my site. This will make it easier for you to find their content and interact with them. Their blogs are still hosted on their own websites, so to leave comments you will need to click the link to the original content at the top of each post. I’m hoping this will encourage more conversations between you and the students, since you will be able to more quickly and easily access their work.

I’ve also upgraded the site navigation to provide the ability to quickly filter posts by category or content. Once the semester is up and running, you will also be able to filter by student author. You will find these new features at the bottom of the page. Finally, I have made it easier for you to share our content via you own social media with one-click options for a number of popular outlets.

If you have other ideas about improving the blog or connecting with my students, you can contact me at imacfarlane@austincollege.edu.

Looking forward to a great semester!

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