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Presentation for English 3004 university professors at the University of Puerto Rico, College of General Studies, English Department - 4 March 09

Presentation for English 3004 university professors at the University of Puerto Rico, College of General Studies, English Department - 4 March 09

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  • 1. Blog On Line Communication Eva de Lourdes Edwards Professor 3004 Course Level Meeting, Room 303 Wednesday, March 4, 2009 About Blogs … ELE-3MAR09
  • 2. From Blog to Blog?
    • How are Blogs being used for communication?
    • How are they being used?
      • personal diaries ( http://smartypants.diaryland.com/ )
      • exploring a hobby or a passion ( www.candyblog.net )
      • sharing information -reporters, teachers, … ( www.ssw2eng.wordpress.com )
    ELE-3MAR09
  • 3. Definition
    • The word BLOG is a combination of the words WEB and LOG.
    • BLOGOSPHERE is a community of BLOGS and BLOGGERS the individuals in the community who blog
    • A Blog is a WEB SITE, but not all web sites are blogs.
      • it is determined by the presentation (not the content or its creator)
    ELE-3MAR09
  • 4. Tell us a story …
    • The history of the blog
      • www.rebeccablood.net/essays/weblog_history.html
    • What characterizes a blog
      • frequent updates
      • Posts (daily, weekly, or monthly news)
      • chronological order
      • comments (to stimulate interaction and conversation)
        • the heart of second language learning
      • archives (maintaining records of previous posts and comments)
      • categories (labeling all common topics)
    ELE-3MAR09
  • 5. Anatomy of a Blog
    • www.technorati.com (a blog of blogs)
      • http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ (a teacher)
      • http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/ (live blogged)
    Sidebar Barra lateral Header Encabezamiento Posts (most recent) Columnas (más reciente) Post information Info sobre la Columna ELE-3MAR09
  • 6. Good Writing
    • A professional blog stimulates the use and practice of grammar, writing styles and writing genre. What teacher could ask for more of an outside classroom assistant?
    • There is frequent writing
    • Sample blogs. The first is in Spanish on using blogs for educational purposes. The second is from a well known writer who invites other writers to participate in his blog.
      • http://espaciocomunitario.wordpress.com/
      • http://www.corpse.org/ (Andrei Codrescu)
    ELE-3MAR09
  • 7. Create a Blog
    • Three Blog Hosts
      • www.blogger.com
      • www.wordpress.com
      • www.typepad.com
    Without hosts: www.movabletype.com , www.wordpress.org , www.expressionengine.com ELE-3MAR09 Benefits of hosted blogs They maintain contents of designs and formats They take care of technical programming The creator only takes care of writing. Writing lovers welcome! It’s free, usually Limitations They control the Blog. If the company goes bankrupt, your blog disappears. You have to follow their rules. Please remember to read them.
  • 8. Fun Work
    • Create a Blog (The Challenge)
      • Have fun writing about what you like most
      • Start experimenting now
    • Three articles on blogging in References.
    ELE-3MAR09
  • 9. References
    • http://llt.msu.edu/vol12num2/emerging.pdf (articles on emegent technologies, writing online and assessment)
    • http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI3010.pdf (article on why students write blogs)
    • http://connect.educause.edu/Library/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/SocialSoftwareinAcademia/39976?time=1221755221 (article on social software in academia; includes blogs)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog (information in Wikipedia about blogs)
    • Gardner, S., & Birley, S. (2007). Blogging for Dummies. 2 nd Ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing, Inc. (basic information about blogs)
    ELE-3MAR09
  • 10. Sample Blog ELE-3MAR09 http://web.mac.com/delourdes/Site/Class_Blog/Class_Blog.html
  • 11. A vlog on how to blog ELE-19SEP08