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    • Blogs and the Public The Documented Life
    • Blogs : in a nutshell
      • What's a "blog"?
      • -Simple page with links
      • -Evolved to Online Journals
      • -Short for "Web Logs"
      • What's the purpose?
      • -Inform/update groups/the world
      • -Like-Mind interaction
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      • What do they look like?
      • Multimedia
      • Like any web page, it can be dynamic, by including links, movies, pictures, polls, etc. . Most blogs are written in XML language in a PHP environment.   However, to start a blog and get it going you only need to sign-up and start publishing.  No xml knowledge required.
      • What's so great about Blogs?
      • -Collaborative log platform for educational purposes
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      • -Communal interactive board
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      • -Inexpensive way reach millions of readers
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      • -No need of programming skills, administration on website
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      • -Increase traffic to website, popularity, ranking
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      • -Interactive, two way communication
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      • -Consumer reviews, ratings, etc.
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    • Blogs : History
      • 1992
      • Internet implementation
      • Windows 3.1
      • Each web page update was worth waiting to load (Web 1.0)
      • Networks grew/Limited Content
      • 1994-1998
      • Justin Hall (journalist) implemented first filtered "web log" or "blog"
      • Link driven sites became a community;
      • Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web ( YAHOO )
      • Jorn Barger coined the term “weblog.”
      • Craig and his List
      • Blogger, Pitas began to offer
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      • 1999-Present
      • Millions of blog created
      • My Space, Hi5, Facebook, etc
      • Hundreds of blog providers stablished (LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad, TextPattern, Radio Userland and pMachine.)
    • Blogs : Anatomy
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    • What is Twitter?
        • Micro-blogging
          • maximum message size of 140 characters
          • known as "Updates" or "Tweets"
        • Displayed on user's Twitter webpage
        • Delivered to other users who are following them
        • Third-Party applications
          • Twittermobile
          • Facebook
          • Socialtext
        • Commoncraft video
          • www.commoncraft.com/twitter  
    • History
        • Jack Dorsey
          • 1991 - Software developer for dispatch company; courier service
          • 1999 - Developed email blast program from cellphone
          • 2000 - Launched company dispatching couriers, taxis, and emergency services via the web
          • Inspired by Livejournal and instant messaging, started to develop real-time status communication software
        • 2006 - Founded Twitter with Biz Stone and Evan Williams
        • February 2009 - Third largest social network (behind Facebook and MySpace)
          • approximately 6 million users
    • How do I start to use it?
    • How do I start to use it?
    • How do I start to use it? www.viddler.com/explore/goldiekatsu/videos/58/
    • What are some examples for educational use?
        • Remind students about homework
        • Receive instant feedback about classwork/homework
        • Communications tool for collaborating
        • Create a classroom community
      • David Parry
        • Professor of Emergent Media and Communications
          • academHack - Tech Tools for Academics website
            • academhack.outsidethetext.com  
          • Chronicle of Higher Education video
            • chronicle.com/media/video/v54/i25/twitter/  
    • Ways to use Twitter in Academia:
        • Class Chatter
        • Classroom Community
        • Get a Sense of the World
        • Track a Word
        • Track a Conference
        • Instant Feedback
        • Follow a Professional
        • Follow a Famous Person
        • Grammar
        • Rule Based Writing
        • Maximizing the Teachable Moment
        • Public Notepad
        • Writing Assignments
      academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/2008/twitter-for-academia/  
    • How would you use it as a professional tool?
        • Communicate and collaborate with co-workers
        • Introduce new products/services
        • Direct web traffic
        • Receive feedback
        • Provide live coverage of a conference or seminar
      • Presidential Inauguration
        • CBS provided live twitter streams from their editorial staff
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    • Wikis in Education   True Collaboration?
    • What is a Wiki?
        • Part web site, part white board, part junk drawer
        • Documents and files can be uploaded and edited by many
        • Tracks edit history
        • Able to be rolled back
        • Wikis create, "...freewheeling, collaborative communities: Students can edit one another's work, bounce ideas around or link to infinite other Web sites". - Blogging Clicks With Colleges , Susan Kinzie, Washington Post, 3/11/05
        • Wikis in Plain English - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
    • History of the Wiki
        • "Wiki" is Hawaiian for “Quick”.
        • Wikis started with Wikiwikiweb in 1995, developed for a software development group.
        • First use was as a collaborative educational tool, helping software designers learn new techniques.
        • Most popular Wiki, Wikipedia, started around 2001.
        • Wiki farms developed, where one can set their own free Wiki.
        • Now setup is as easy as a blog.
        • Many web hosts now offer free Wiki software.
    • Hosted Wiki Examples
      • pbWiki - http://pbwiki.com/academic.wiki
        • Free for basic use
        • Upgrade packages - https://www.pbwiki.com/upgrade.php
        • Set up in 60 seconds - http://jcmunson.pbwiki.com/
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      • Wetpaint - http://www.wetpaint.com/
        • Blends wikis with blogs, twitter, etc., similar to Socialtext (but less secure)
        • http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/
    • Why Use Wikis in Education?
        • Truly collaborative – Users who are allowed to post are more likely to be on equal footing.
        • Can embed other media, such as Flash, video, etc.
        • Secure – Can be moderated for content by superusers or admins.
        • 24X7 engagement - Gives learners the chance to keep learning in a collaborative environment outside of the classroom.
        • Can be used as a tool to engage parents and guardians of young students.
        • Easy-access record of a learner's work
    • Educational Examples
        • Wikiversity - http:// en.wikiversity.org /
        • How to learn in a Wiki environment - http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Learning_to_learn_a_wiki_way
        • Ruby on Rails - http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails
        • Wikipedia on Education - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education
    • Conclusion Thanks for being a wonderful audience! Zack, Jonathan, Brian, and Jeff