I have finished my second congress gig this week, at the first IADAT conference on Education
. I had 11 minutes to present, which I exhausted on 1/4th of the slides. My intention was to present a paper on the experience I had this year, with 3rd year CS students, on using blogs . You can download the paper on Weblogging in CompSci Classes
and also the presentation in OpenOffice format
What I did was to give students the possibility of using Movable Type weblogs hosted onsite to present their self-evaluation exercises (there was no other way of doing it), as well as anything else they found interesting. All things considered, it was a good experience, but I haven't given final grades yet, so I don't know if it has increased them.