I just made the first post ever over on the brand spankin' new HubPages blog. I posted about some thoughts that I've had lately regarding ways to help college students better learn how to write on the web by using HubPages. I really started thinking about this after I found out about an amazing professor named Mike Wesch, who teaches cultural anthropology at Kansas State University.
Give the post a read and let us know your thoughts on the subject if you get a chance:
Sir the key point which wins me over is my work not being lost in a laptop rather my hard work is published and read by people all over the world. That is honestly something which is going to grip the mind of prospective student sign-ups. In my opinion i would like the point to be displayed somewhere at the top or toward the end instead of in between the lines, just to remind the blog readers to look at it again before they leave. It is a strong point
after reading the blog--i got some ideas...i have all my college assignments in files just sitting in a dusty box... maybe I could make them in hubs--- add some pictures, videos and links and earn a bit of green bucks... it will be good if hubpages -- could be linked in some library sites...
Ryan, I posted a comment to the Blog and say I am all for this. Students are already using Hub Pages in their research papers at times (I've been contacted), so this is a useful starting point for some research. I say again that we can rival Wikipedia. Bravo!
A blog on hubpages would be nice .Some people would just like to relax a little and do some light writing.Hupppages are more serious work s where individuals should be able to find sound ,accurate and reliable iformation.
I agree, a blog and a Hub are two completely different things. That's why I think a lot of us either have our own personal blogs, or we find our 'writing release' for more conversational content here in the Forums.
Hoo Haa Haa that "no opportunity for revenue" got me thinking. When I was in college this professor had a class WIKI. It was password protected and available only to students in the class. We were supposed to do collaborative stuff and put it on the WIKI for all to share and I was an enthusiastic and generous contributor. Then he announced that after the class was over he would be packing up the WIKI to show to his colleagues and I had most strong objections. I complained that my articles were MINE, and that by publishing it on the class WIKI I had implicitly given permission only for classmates to see it but not for him to republish it in some other context. Furthermore the WIKI had my real name AND PHONE NUMBER and I did not want that personal info going out. I said that if he removed my phone number and real name and set up a pay per read so that I got a nickel a read he could use my articles. He thought I was joking and/or just trying to cause trouble. I wasn't. He probably just took it and did what he wanted anyway. How would I know. Professors are like that. Hub Pages has no chance to be another WIKIpedia because the material is not structured or vetted the same way. I don't think WIKIpedia article authors receive any compensation for their work, so there would be less temptation to write sexy sexy crappola link bait to game it.
I'm a major, major fan of Michael Wesch and everything he's done. I use his video "The Web is Using/Us" in my blogging and Web 2.0 classes and workshops, and everyone always loves it. He also has a good one about how today's students learn -- the one with students holding up signs that contain amazing statistics. He's great. Glad you discovered him.