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Knowledge is learning It’s the talk of the town, state , country , world! But can Blogs be a Learning Tool?
A Short introduction (this wouldn’t be a slide, but verbal conversation with the audience)
Let me start with this; I love to teach. I find teaching is, if done well, part of learning. Today I’d expect to learn something from one or more of you and hope today you’ll take home something from me. (I’d be asking the audience the following)
How many of you surf or use the web for fun?
How many of you surf or use the web as part of your job?
How many of you use the web for getting information like trying to find out what’s on TV tonight, banking or bill paying, or just to find an answer for a question you or a friend have?
How many of you use the internet to shop?
Now, how many of you ever thought the internet can be used as a learning tool keeping in mind it is full of information and knowledge to be gained, stored, and saved for later?
I personally use the Web for all of those, not only to get, but also to collect information. Your mind likes to collect information, especially new information, interpret it, try to mix it with old information, and finally absorb, save, and store it.
I was surfing the Web to get information about blogging, trying to integrate that with learning tools, and found two sites that got my attention. The first one I found was Technorati and the other was Onomy Labs.
26,000 24,000 18,000 Average Monthly Unique Visitors 60% 50% 52% % Blogs with advertising $120 $200 $200 Median Annual Revenue $30 $15 $80 Median Annual Investment 30 33 35 Average blogging tenure (months) 69% 67% 74% College graduate 9% 34% 51% Household income >$75,000 45% 53% 56% Employed full-time 57% 31% 26% Single 27% 52% 58% 35+ 73% 48% 42% 18-34 years old Age 73% 73% 57% Male (N=173) (N=350) (N=550) Asian Bloggers European Bloggers U.S. Bloggers Demographics Global Snapshot of Bloggers
* Among those with advertising on their blogs 73% 61% Have Contextual ads* 32% 41% Have Affiliate ads* 7% 16% Sell Through a Blog ad Network* 54% 53% % Blogs with advertising $200 $100 Median Annual Revenue $60 $30 Median Annual Investment 56% 44% Employed full-time 36% 29% Single 85% 91% 25+ 15% 9% 18-24 years old Age 50% 38% Professional Blog 76% 83% Personal Blog (N=852) (N=438) Male Female Demographics Global Bloggers by Gender
Start at web address ( this is what I referred to as the URL - Uniform Resource Locator ) I mentioned earlier:
Enter your city, state, and region (defaults to USA).
Select the interest categories of your choosing.
Now you’re almost ready to view your page. Be careful to view the current window entirely because you can choose not to set this as your home page when you log onto the internet and suggested widget you may not want.
You might want to think this one through, although you can change it later.
Sign up now
Enter the information in the sign up box; username (make that unique to you), valid email name, password (at least 6 characters), and you’ll also have to confirm the password. Check “ I Agree with the Terms of Service ”.
You’ll have to respond to your email to complete the registration and you will also receive another email confirming your active account which will log you into your home page.
So as I said from the start, “ I love to teach and I love to learn ”.
Doing research helps me gain knowledge.
There are a myriad of resources out there.
They can be found in a book, at libraries, in videos, on the radio, and within the vast world of the internet.
Libraries aren’t just a building full of books now, they are found on video and digital recording devices, in museums, on television, and now electronically where you can access a world of information.
Here’s a quote I just picked up; “ All knowledge is learning and learning is good .” This was in the movie called D.A.R.Y.L.
I believe blogs can contain many elements of pertinent information that you can gain knowledge and learn from as long as you can weed through the personal stuff and take what is relevant to your needs.
The educational system is using it for interaction with students and teachers.
The government employees have blogs.
The entertainment world uses blogs.
With my blog, I would have a link to the Onomy Labs site, this would hopefully influence someone enough to pass on that information to someone whom could put that information to good use.