As the operator of this and several other websites, I’ve decided I need to minimize the amount of online work I’ve made for myself. I’ve been using this site as part of a Feature Writing class at Yakima Valley Community College for the last couple of years. We’ve recently found a new instructor who works for the Yakima Herald and I’ll be taking a break from teaching Feature Writing for awhile.
This will be the last quarter I use this site as part of my feature writing class. I’ll simply be using this site as a place to link to students’ blogs and for students to have as a resource for their assignments. There will no longer be student writing posted here. I found that teaching a class including blogging is filled with technical glitches and eliminating student posts here helps to eliminate the possibility of extra technical glitches that are time consuming for me as an instructor. Students will still operate and maintain their own blogs.
In the future, when I teach the Feature Writing course and the new Social Media and Online Writing course I will use my own blog, http://www.danerickson.net, simply to link to students’ blogs. After the completion of Spring Quarter I will be closing this site down.
If you know anyone who would be interested in acquiring the site please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ve enjoyed operating and using this site to enhance student learning, but need to step away from the upkeep of multiple websites.
Thanks to all who have participated.