Now that we’ve covered the basics regarding how to create a blog and add your content to the PFP Switzerland Blog (don’t forget to take a look at the “Blogging 101” or for more detail the “PFP Switzerland Blog – Getting Started Guide” available in Scholar). In short, the PFP Switzerland Blog is designed as a digital forum (but not quite like the forum tool in Scholar — it’s a good exercise to think about differences, similarities, pros/cons, etc.) for YOU and your colleagues to engage in asynchronous digital conversations about PFP Switzerland topics. Please consider the PFP Switzerland Blog an inviting and comfortable space for critical reflection and thoughtful engagement. In other words, please explore tough questions, think deeply about global higher education (and your place in it), discuss your expectations for the trip, share exciting pre-trip information, recap experiences as the trip unfolds, reflect on the enriching and challenges aspects of the trip, among countless other blogging topics. The possibilities really are (almost) limitless!
To make this as conversational as possible, please feel free to reference and respond to colleagues’ posts (you can even embed hyperlinks to other posts) when writing your own. As a learning community, we’re all grappling with the same set of topics. It’s likely there will be some connecting and even overlapping thoughts. To help organize things, be sure to tag your posts with relevant keywords.
You’ve plenty to digest at the moment, so I’ll mention just one more point. As an open reading space, the PFP Switzerland Blog broadcasts an RSS feed (you’ll need to subscribe, but it’s free). Doing so will help you keep up with all the syndicated content appearing on the PFP Switzerland Blog. If you’re unfamiliar with RSS, please watch RSS in Plain English or ask me for more info about the wonderful world of Really Simple Syndication. Do you already use RSS in your research and/or teaching? Perhaps you want to write a blog post and share innovative and useful ways to use RSS feeds/readers for teaching and research.