Transcript of "All About Blogs: Universal Tool of the Digital Academic"
All About Blogs:Universal Tool ofthe DigitalAcademicMelissa A. Venable, PhDOnlineCollege.orgTechnology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference#2013TCC
What is a blog? Reverse chronologicalpresentation Comments Links and multimedia Templates WYSIWYG editors About pageA type of website through which an author, or group ofauthors, post regular articles and interact with readers.
Why use a blog?“Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There aremillions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there areno real rules." – Blogger.com Flexibility Free account options Ease of use Professional looking resultsYour choices depend on your goals …
Blogging in AcademiaTeaching Course delivery Syllabus presentation Student assignments
Blogging in AcademiaResearch and Writing Project awareness Presentation Publication
Blogging in AcademiaService Professional Associations Community Building
Blogging in AcademiaCareer Development Authority building Portfolio presentation Professional development“A blog with many readers speaks to anauthors ability to command anaudience for his or her ideas and theirunique expression in the blog.”– GitaManaktala, MIT Press
Planning Your Initiative …1. Set specific goals2. Determine your audience3. Establish voice
… Planning Your Initiative4. Select and schedule topics5. Have realistic expectations6. Read other blogs!7. Find support
ResourcesBlog Platforms EduBlogshttp://edublogs.org/ Blogger https://www.blogger.com/ Tumblrhttp://www.tumblr.com/ TypePadhttp://www.typepad.com/ WordPresshttp://www.wordpress.comTools and More Adding Google Forms http://help.typepad.com/add-form.html Blackboard Course Blogs http://www.blackboard.com/quicktutorials/Bb9_Tools_Create_Blog.htm The Teach 100 List, Teach.orghttp://teach.com/teach100/about WordPress.com Classrooms http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/classrooms/ Guide to Common Blogging Terms http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/03/a-short-guide-to-terms-commonly-used-in.html#.UXAxPytARi7