Thinking about platforms for public-facing student work? Each has its own pros and cons, and there are several key factors to think about:
- What are the platform’s policies for how the data are stored, and what are the possibilities to export the work to another platform?
- How easy is it to work with a given platform (interface, navigability, collaborative functions)?
- Are there associated costs? Is the platform freemium, free in the educational context but paid after leaving the college?
To help students, staff, and faculty make their own decisions on what is right for them, I put together these handouts. One covers Edublogs, which is our college subscription for WordPress and the New Google Sites, which is available to everyone at Carleton via our institutional license.