The third Skill you will learn concerns better and worse ways of communicating scholarship via posts. You’ll do this by surfing (exploring) posts on the DS multisite, and considering their strengths and weaknesses.
- Have you earned the Profile Skill badge yet? If not, go back and do that first!
- Remember, you need to be logged in to complete any Skills submission.
To earn this Skill, follow the below steps, then follow the submission requirements at bottom.
- Go to the ds.lclark.edu home page. Here there are several ways to search DS sites and associated posts, including the search bar, featured sites, and a word cloud from recent titles. If you are logged in, you will also see an L&C Community menu item, with a directory of sites and users.
- Try out the above options, and identify four posts you are interested in, ideally related to a similar theme or topic.
- Now, compare these four posts. In what different ways do they communicate scholarship? What would be an appropriate audience for these posts, given their style? Do they use resources, such as images and links, in a useful way? Are their titles intriguing enough for a casual reader to click on them and read more? Can you identify any good practices in these four posts that you want to apply to your own posts?
Submission requirements: Paste a link to each of the four posts you identified. Then provide a summary comparison, using the prompts above and ending with what you plan to carry forward in your own posts based on this comparison. This Skill will be approved by a student helper checking your submission, so make sure it’s fully complete.