Project Model

One of the most flexible ways to use web publishing in the classroom is the decentralized project model. In this approach, students build and maintain their own site, choosing how their work is organized and displayed to visitors. Meanwhile, the faculty member establishes a central site which includes links to the students' individual sites. This form of web publishing is particularly effective at encouraging students to incorporate different forms of media into their work and to think about audience.

Project sites can be used for assignments where students work individually; for example, a music class might ask each student to conduct research on a particular artist, and to design their sites using colors, images, and other media that help represent that artist and their genre. Project sites can also be collaborative, where all students work to build an exhibition on a shared site. Don Belt's "Walking Richmond" site on UR Blogs is an excellent example of a collaborative web publishing project.


The Teaching and Scholarship Hub has curated a series of video tutorials to answer your technical questions about using UR Blogs for building project sites. These tutorials, as well as more general ones that cover an expanded range of technical topics, are available on the UR Blogs Get Help page.