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I think using the blogs for class has been very beneficial. It has given people the chance to express themselves in a variety of ways in and out of the classroom. Another benefit to the blog is how everyone around the world has access to the blog. Even though the number of outside participants has been few, people are still able to look in and comment on the blogs we write. As a class studying real world gender and technological practices it is both beneficial and necessary to have outside input.
I think one of the long-term effects of this blog will be on students themselves. I think after this class many of the students will continue to blog in another Bryn Mawr class. If not for a class then maybe just for fun out on the World Wide Web or even start their own blog.
Using the blogs within this class has allowed our class to cover a large variety of topics that have interested everyone. Without the blogs I think class discussions would be lacking in terms of material and substance. The blogs allow people to persue there outside interests and present them to the class for further discussion.