For this week’s COM125 class, it’s all about “Politics on the Internet”.
This week’s assignment had my students “adopt” a local political blogger, be it an actual politician who blogs, or a citizen blogger discussing politics. After they complete a simple rubric about their chosen blogger, they were then asked to debate the following: “Do blogs allow for greater democracy in Singapore?”
You can see their blog responses here…
Do leave them comments to cheer them on 🙂
Following up to their assignment, I devoted part of class-time to have students collaborate on a directory of Singaporean political bloggers using Google Spreadsheets.
The motivation for all these activities would be to help give the Singaporean public greater access to political discussions online. My take as always, is to allow students to see that their academic work can have an impact beyond the classroom.
Here is the spreadsheet which we intended to be a “Directory of Singaporean Political Bloggers“.
Aside 1: You can only view the document. If you wish to contribute, let me know in the comments together with your Gmail email account in the email field (which is automatically hidden from view). I will eventually be adding this to the greater Singapore Social Media Directory, a wiki which the Rambling Librarian generously started.
Aside 2: If you see my blog in the photo, it’s because some cheeky student added it as a joke.