Blogging for Community Engagement Learning—An Experiment

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BY JOHN B. STEPHENS

Blogs come in many flavors and are a primary information source for a growing portion of the citizenry. From Facebook personal notes to the social and political commentary of Huffington Post or Redstate.org, blogging often aims for reaction or for personal interests. I have been part of an experiment in having many viewpoints (currently fourteen regular contributors) being presented on the same blogging platform. I’m pleased to describe how the Community Engagement Learning Exchange (CELE; https://cele.sog.unc.edu/) is tracing an unusual path in the blogosphere: respectful, substantive, and personal views on a key civic topic...

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