I'm so excited about this blog (and the seminar)! One of my goals for this seminar is to develop ongoing discussions between my students and others from across the nation. I think it would be an amazing way to see varied perspectives and new ideas. These discussions could exist in multiple ways - book talks, question/answer posts, shared brainstorming for appreciating and recognizing humanitarianism...anything is possible.
Anytime we can open our students' eyes to other ways of thinking it is a learning experience. In addition, this helps to cut through cultural beliefs and traditional paths of thought. My students live in a town of just over 300 people and they become insulated in their thinking. They are also comfortable with one another and their discussions turn in somewhat predictable patterns. Opening the virtual door for extended communication is very exciting!
Thanks for sharing this idea Larry!