Course Blogging Guidelines
CMNU531 Course Blogging Guidelines
1. This blog is a space to carry on conversations regarding our course and course-related concepts. Thus, all posts and comments should be related to students’ experiences with the course and its content. One exception: exam questions should not be posted on the blog. And just like in-class discussions, and unlike some other blogs, it’s not just a place to “express yourself” for the sake of expressing yourself (of course, feel free to have your own blog where you do this).
2. Think before you write and say something interesting and relevant. Your posts will be publicly accessible for a long time, so your contributions to the blog should be well-thought out and relevant to those interested in learning more about organizational communication.
3. Provide links to other interesting web-based materials. This is one of the benefits of web logs so take advantage of it.
4. Posts and commentary should be respectful of other’s views and you should not attempt to defame, discriminate, or embarrass others. You are personally responsible for the contents of your posts.
5. All blogging activity should be in accord with Northeastern University’s Appropriate Use policy (http://www.help.neu.edu/aupContent.html). This comes down to not doing anything that is criminal, causes harm to others, or anything else that you should have learned you weren’t supposed to do in kindergarten.
Sun Microsystem’s corporate policy on blogging
Yahoo’s corporate policy on blogging
Hill & Knowlton’s corporate policy on blogging and code of practice
Benefits of corporate blogging
Blogging at IBM
BlogWrite for CEOs
Blogs and Not-For-Profit Organizations
CrookedTimber’s List of Academic/Scholar Bloggers
Chronicle of Higher Education Article on Scholars Who Blog
CNET.com Article “Blogging On The Job”