Citizens concerned with human rights violations use a variety of online sources to gather up-to-the minute information.
The goal of this assignment is for you to track an issue of concern to you personally.
You will gather information and comment on it in a blog you have created.
A blog is basically an online journal. It can be as simple as: you write a pargraph on your site; and someone else responds in the comments section.
Like Facebook, it is also a place to store things you find interesting. You can enhance your blog in many ways.
You must create a minimum of 10 posts. You will be required to comment on the blogs of at least 2 other members of the class. Your blog must be up for at least one month.
You must include in your blog:
Information from as many stakeholders as possible. They are listed in the column on the right side of your screen. It is important to read as many points-of-view as possible, to allow you to develop an intelligent, informed opinion, e.g.
- Mainstream media (right wing)
- Liberal media (left wing)
- Citizen media
- Eye witness accounts
- Academics (universities)
- Government of country where violations are taking place
- Canadian government point of view
TWO: Your posts, commenting on articles.
Critically analyze what you have read from your sources, trying to make your post interesting, honest and smart. (see details here)
* RSS feeds
* Archives of your posts
* Embedded books
* Follow me or other social connections
FOUR: How to
You will be creating your blog in Blogger.
Here are instructions on how to get started.
Here is an example of a blog.