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Blogs as a Teaching Tool in a Tertiary Institution Kenneth Gerard Pinto Centre for Instructional Technology National Unive...
Outline Background About blogs Why blogs? NUS approach to blogs Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education Future d...
Background
Background
Background
Background
Background 98%  of which have done so in the last 12 months
Background
Background
Background More stats: > 90% of NUS students own a laptop or desktop
Background Wireless access is almost ubiquitous
Background Blogging is big in Singapore
Background
About blogs
About blogs web log
About blogs we blog
About blogs we blog
About blogs Blog characteristics Posts Reverse chronological order Archives Categories Permalinks Templates Comments
Why blogs?
Why blogs? No/low cost http://www.blogger.com/ http://www.wordpress.com/ http://edublogs.org/
Why blogs? It's easy If you can email and use productivity software, you can blog No HTML required*
 
Why blogs? Infinitely malleable Can serve numerous purposes
Why blogs? Add stuff! Images  | on the blog, flickr.com Videos  | youtube.com, teachertube.com PowerPoints  | slideshare.net
NUS approach to blogs
200 3
First known use of academic blogs in NUS <ul><li>Dr John Christian Holbo </li></ul>
Reason & Persuasion <ul><li>Reason & Persuasion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://examinedlife.typepad.com/ph1101egem1004/ </li...
NUS approach to blogs June 2006: Launched NUS Module Blogs
NUS approach to blogs Aim Provide one-click blog creation, utilizing NUSNET ID
NUS approach to blogs Module-based Ties in with Course Management System Provides starting point
NUS approach to blogs Community Server Supports LDAP Staff using other blogs  not  forced to switch
Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
Medium  not  genre <ul><li>Danah Boyd </li></ul><ul><li>A Blogger's Blog: Exploring the Definition of a Medium. In  Recons...
Personal publishing not personal journal Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
Leslie's use of blogs in educaton matrix <ul><li>Scott Leslie </li></ul><ul><li>Matrix of some uses of blogs in education....
Farrell's five uses <ul><li>Henry Farrell </li></ul><ul><li>The street finds its own use for things.  Crooked Timber . Ret...
Blogs as class websites <ul><li>PC1432 Physics IIe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/pc1432/ </li><...
Categories Course Components Course Information
Blogs as space to share about real life applications/examples <ul><li>LSM1303 Animal Behaviour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http:...
 
Blogs as a place to direct class discussions <ul><li>CL2280 Basic Translation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus....
 
Blogs as student-driven weekly summaries <ul><li>NM3216 Game Culture (Design) 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gamingculture...
 
Blogs as student assignments <ul><li>NM4210 User Experience Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual student blogs </li></u...
 
Other blogs in NUS: professional interest <ul><li>Urban Transport Issues Asia </li></ul><ul><li>http://urbantransportasia....
 
Other blogs in NUS: corporate newsletter <ul><li>Qblog (Office of Quality Management) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nus...
 
Other blogs in NUS: museum blog <ul><li>Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rmbr.nus.edu....
 
Other blogs in NUS: a blog about blogs <ul><li>Using NUS Module Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/b...
 
Future directions: 3 Ps
Possibilities 3 Ps
Personal Learning  Environment http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/blogs-as-personal-learning-environments/ Possibili...
Thesis/Project Reporting Possibilities
Languages Possibilities
Professional Development Possibilities
Pitfalls 3 Ps
Copyright & Plagiarism Pitfalls
Misuse & Mischief Pitfalls
Privacy Pitfalls
Programmes 3 Ps
Training for faculty staff: Using Community Server Programmes
Training for faculty staff: Using blogs in education Programmes
Training for staff & students: Using blogs for lifelong learning Programmes
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  1. 1. Blogs as a Teaching Tool in a Tertiary Institution Kenneth Gerard Pinto Centre for Instructional Technology National University of Singapore
  2. 2. Outline Background About blogs Why blogs? NUS approach to blogs Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education Future directions: 3 Ps
  3. 3. Background
  4. 4. Background
  5. 5. Background
  6. 6. Background
  7. 7. Background 98% of which have done so in the last 12 months
  8. 8. Background
  9. 9. Background
  10. 10. Background More stats: > 90% of NUS students own a laptop or desktop
  11. 11. Background Wireless access is almost ubiquitous
  12. 12. Background Blogging is big in Singapore
  13. 13. Background
  14. 14. About blogs
  15. 15. About blogs web log
  16. 16. About blogs we blog
  17. 17. About blogs we blog
  18. 18. About blogs Blog characteristics Posts Reverse chronological order Archives Categories Permalinks Templates Comments
  19. 19. Why blogs?
  20. 20. Why blogs? No/low cost http://www.blogger.com/ http://www.wordpress.com/ http://edublogs.org/
  21. 21. Why blogs? It's easy If you can email and use productivity software, you can blog No HTML required*
  22. 23. Why blogs? Infinitely malleable Can serve numerous purposes
  23. 24. Why blogs? Add stuff! Images | on the blog, flickr.com Videos | youtube.com, teachertube.com PowerPoints | slideshare.net
  24. 25. NUS approach to blogs
  25. 26. 200 3
  26. 27. First known use of academic blogs in NUS <ul><li>Dr John Christian Holbo </li></ul>
  27. 28. Reason & Persuasion <ul><li>Reason & Persuasion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://examinedlife.typepad.com/ph1101egem1004/ </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. NUS approach to blogs June 2006: Launched NUS Module Blogs
  29. 30. NUS approach to blogs Aim Provide one-click blog creation, utilizing NUSNET ID
  30. 31. NUS approach to blogs Module-based Ties in with Course Management System Provides starting point
  31. 32. NUS approach to blogs Community Server Supports LDAP Staff using other blogs not forced to switch
  32. 33. Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  33. 34. Medium not genre <ul><li>Danah Boyd </li></ul><ul><li>A Blogger's Blog: Exploring the Definition of a Medium. In Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 6 (4). </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  34. 35. Personal publishing not personal journal Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  35. 36. Leslie's use of blogs in educaton matrix <ul><li>Scott Leslie </li></ul><ul><li>Matrix of some uses of blogs in education. EdTechPost . Retrieved December 1, 2006 from http://www.edtechpost.ca/mt/archive/000393.html </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  36. 37. Farrell's five uses <ul><li>Henry Farrell </li></ul><ul><li>The street finds its own use for things. Crooked Timber . Retrieved on December 6, 2006 from http://crookedtimber.org/2003/09/15/the-street-finds-its-own-use-for-things </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  37. 38. Blogs as class websites <ul><li>PC1432 Physics IIe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/pc1432/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  38. 39. Categories Course Components Course Information
  39. 40. Blogs as space to share about real life applications/examples <ul><li>LSM1303 Animal Behaviour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/lsm1303/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  40. 42. Blogs as a place to direct class discussions <ul><li>CL2280 Basic Translation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/cl2280/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  41. 44. Blogs as student-driven weekly summaries <ul><li>NM3216 Game Culture (Design) 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gamingculture1.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  42. 46. Blogs as student assignments <ul><li>NM4210 User Experience Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual student blogs </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  43. 48. Other blogs in NUS: professional interest <ul><li>Urban Transport Issues Asia </li></ul><ul><li>http://urbantransportasia.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  44. 50. Other blogs in NUS: corporate newsletter <ul><li>Qblog (Office of Quality Management) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nus.edu.sg/oqm/blog/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  45. 52. Other blogs in NUS: museum blog <ul><li>Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/news/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  46. 54. Other blogs in NUS: a blog about blogs <ul><li>Using NUS Module Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://moduleblog.nus.edu.sg/blogs/using_module_blogs/ </li></ul></ul>Suggested uses and examples of blogs in education
  47. 56. Future directions: 3 Ps
  48. 57. Possibilities 3 Ps
  49. 58. Personal Learning Environment http://www.higheredblogcon.com/index.php/blogs-as-personal-learning-environments/ Possibilities
  50. 59. Thesis/Project Reporting Possibilities
  51. 60. Languages Possibilities
  52. 61. Professional Development Possibilities
  53. 62. Pitfalls 3 Ps
  54. 63. Copyright & Plagiarism Pitfalls
  55. 64. Misuse & Mischief Pitfalls
  56. 65. Privacy Pitfalls
  57. 66. Programmes 3 Ps
  58. 67. Training for faculty staff: Using Community Server Programmes
  59. 68. Training for faculty staff: Using blogs in education Programmes
  60. 69. Training for staff & students: Using blogs for lifelong learning Programmes
  61. 70. Thank you!
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