Many of the blogs and websites we discover are fertile ground for a mix of voices and perspectives, and for some of you, blogging is a collaborative effort. On WordPress.com, you’ll stumble upon pockets of micro-communities on every subject, from the author-illustrators writing about illustration and design at Illustration Age to the political science PhD students discussing current events at The Smoke-Filled Room.
These sites, and many more, take advantage of various features in the dashboard that make group blogging easier. Have a collaborative blog — or thinking of starting one? Here’s a checklist of settings and tools for your site:
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This re-post looks at national politics and higher education in the US, although as we examine other countries’ situations (see other posts at cultura de papel) we can start seeing common patterns regarding the restructuring of universities and post-secondary education in general. Harkin enumerates some of the major challenges that need to be addressed to prevent a significant deterioration (crisis) of higher education in the US.