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Mahara 1.4 Cookbook by Ellen Marie Murphy

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Creating a group newspaper using newsfeeds from student journals

Collaborative authentic writing is the goal of this recipe. Students will be publishing their work as journalists, while participating in a group activity to create a dynamic site set up similar to a newspaper.. This site will be publically accessible. Featured "columnists" are the members of the group. The current stories are actually fed from their individual journals; every time the columnist posts to their journal, the paper is updated. This allows students to keep these artifacts (journal posts) in their personal portfolio, while contributing to the group; readers can subscribe and post comments. The following screenshot is one example of a group Newspage. This is the Science ...

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