Blogging for Health and Life Sciences

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These are the slides from a blogging workshop run by my colleague Marion Waite (Senior Lecturer and Brookes Teaching Fellow) and me, for the Oxford Brookes University Faculty for Health and Life …

These are the slides from a blogging workshop run by my colleague Marion Waite (Senior Lecturer and Brookes Teaching Fellow) and me, for the Oxford Brookes University Faculty for Health and Life Sciences Research Conference, 25 June 2013.

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  • 1. Blogging forHealth & LifeSciencesA critical evaluationby Dr Anne Osterrieder & Marion WaiteFaculty of Health & Life Sciences Research Conference25th June 2013
  • 2. Where are you?Have you already started blogging and want to know more?ORNo idea about blogging .....but ...Curious?
  • 3. Wordpress - http://wordpress.com/The Dashboard’(powered by Wordpress.com)
  • 4. Benefits of blogging for teaching &learningFacilitatecourses, buildcontentShareresourcesDevelopwritingskillsAlternativeway topresent yourworkCreate an onlinepresence
  • 5. Reflection & evaluation (Brookfield, 2005)Brookfields critically reflective lens 1: autobiographical experiences ofteacher/author/learnerAs a source ofprimaryresearch dataModels anddemonstratesreflectionOngoingteacher andpeer feedbackLinks tosecondarydata &currentthinking in adiscipline
  • 6. Elements of Graduate AttributesPromoting• Digital literacy - students & staff• Critical self - awareness ... (of learning &feedback styles) - students & staff• Global Citizenship (by valuing learner diversity &sustainability through paperless practice)OBU Graduate Attributes
  • 7. PhD blogginghttp://sciencehastheanswer.blogspot.co.uk
  • 8. Curating information
  • 9. Academic blogging - common barriers• Lack of confidence in: writing skills, subject knowledge, technical skills.• Time constraints.• Fear to appear unprofessional.• Keeping a blog going.• How to write a blog post?! How often? About what? How to promote it?• Questions around legal issues such as copyright, intellectual property, libellaw, institutional guidelines....
  • 10. ReferencesBrookfield, S. (2005) Becoming a critically reflective teacher, abriged in Oxford Brookes UniversityRADAR collection [Online] at https://radar.brookes.ac.uk/radar/file/e646a903-79ca-7312-51f0-b0360a77c0b8/1/index.htmlScience has the answer by Dr Heather Doran: http://sciencehastheanswer.blogspot.co.uk/Guardian Science Blogs: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science-blogsPlantcellbiology by Dr Anne Osterrieder: http://www.plantcellbiology.com