All About Blogs:Universal Tool ofthe DigitalAcademicMelissa A. Venable, PhDOnlineCollege.orgTechnology, Colleges, and Comm...
What is a blog? Reverse chronologicalpresentation Comments Links and multimedia Templates WYSIWYG editors About page...
Why use a blog?“Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There aremillions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are...
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 m...
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/ Typ...
ExamplesTeachingCourse http://wp.vcu.edu/grad602/ | Syllabushttp://prorabaugh3120.wordpress.com/ | Assignmentshttp://assig...
Questions?Contact me:Melissa A. Venable. PhD melissa@onlinecollege.org @Melissa_Venable Inside Online Learning Blog htt...
Image credits: Title: AJC1, Flickr, CC:BY-NC-SA Slide 3: WP Phil Oakley, CC:BY-SA / BloggerIIiaUNiLibrary, CC:BY-NC-ND /...
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All About Blogs: Universal Tool of the Digital Academic

  1. 1. All About Blogs:Universal Tool ofthe DigitalAcademicMelissa A. Venable, PhDOnlineCollege.orgTechnology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference#2013TCC
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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 …
  4. 4. Blogging in AcademiaTeaching Course delivery Syllabus presentation Student assignments
  5. 5. Blogging in AcademiaResearch and Writing Project awareness Presentation Publication
  6. 6. Blogging in AcademiaService Professional Associations Community Building
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Planning Your Initiative …1. Set specific goals2. Determine your audience3. Establish voice
  9. 9. … Planning Your Initiative4. Select and schedule topics5. Have realistic expectations6. Read other blogs!7. Find support
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. ExamplesTeachingCourse http://wp.vcu.edu/grad602/ | Syllabushttp://prorabaugh3120.wordpress.com/ | Assignmentshttp://assignments.ds106.us/Research and WritingProject Updates http://delilaopen.wordpress.com/ | Reportinghttp://innovation.web.unc.edu/ | Publication http://etcjournal.com/ServiceCommunity Building http://careercounselortechnology.com/ | ProfessionalOrganiationshttp://cenblog.org/the-safety-zone/Career DevelopmentCV/Portfolio examples http://couros.ca/cv/ | http://jodywright.ca/
  12. 12. Questions?Contact me:Melissa A. Venable. PhD melissa@onlinecollege.org @Melissa_Venable Inside Online Learning Blog http://bit.ly/V89jL6
  13. 13. Image credits: Title: AJC1, Flickr, CC:BY-NC-SA Slide 3: WP Phil Oakley, CC:BY-SA / BloggerIIiaUNiLibrary, CC:BY-NC-ND / Tumblrchadarizona,CC:BY / Typepadtopgold, CC:BY Slide 8: Mexicanwave, Flickr, CC:BY-NC-ND
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