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    • 1. BLOGGING Robert Heinrich
    • 2. Agenda
      • Defining key concepts and related terminology
      • Provide an overview of the ways in which blogs and wikis are being used in higher education and beyond
      • Examples of their use at The Richard Stockton College
      • Resources on campus that support blog and wiki development
    • 3. Blogging – What is it?
      • A blog (short for weblog) is a web-based journal that is typically updated frequently and open for anyone to read.
      • Entries are created in journal style and usually displayed in reverse chronological order
      • Blogs can be hosted by dedicated blog hosting services or they can be run using blog software
    • 4. How could a Blog benefit your course?
      • Personal Introductions
      • Study guides and online learning and teaching (OLT) sites for each course unit.
      • A download facility where students can access PowerPoint lecture slides, WWW links, solutions to problems, past examination papers
      • Students make contributions based on the subject matter they students are studying
      • Dissemination of Important Classroom Information beyond the Classroom
    • 5. Blogs in Education
      • Easily Updatable Content
      • RSS Feed (Bloglines)
      • Podcasting
      • Vodcasting
      • Screencasting
      • Homework
      • Announcements
      • Tools
        • No Downloads
        • Easy to Update
        • Easy to Navigate
        • Easy Linking
        • Simple Design
    • 6. Wiki
      • Similar to a blog; however, ownership of the wiki is distributed to numerous individuals who collectively add and edit web-accessible content.
    • 7. RSS
      • Really Simple Syndication
      • Puts the receiver in control
      • Connects the right sender and receiver
      • Can’t be spammed
    • 8. Blogging Software Available at Stockton
      • WordPress – titania.stockton.edu
      • WebCT – Discussion Tool
      • WebBoard – Discussion Tool
    • 9. Blog Hosting Services
      • Blogger
      http://rsctbc.blogspot.com /
    • 10. Lets Go Give it a Try
    • 11. Creating a Blog on Titania
      • Navigate to http://titania.stockton.edu
      • Select WPMU on Titania
    • 12. Creating a Blog on Titania
      • Select option “Create a new Blog”
    • 13. Creating a Blog on Titania
      • Enter a username and your email address
    • 14. Creating a Blog Titania
      • After entering username and email address
      • Enter a name for the blog and the blog title
    • 15. Creating a Blog on Titania
      • You will receive an email from WPMU which is necessary to activate your blog
      • When you receive the message click the link to complete activation
    • 16. Creating a Blog on Titania
      • The activation page will provide you with an automatically generated password. You can change this under the users options menu
    • 17. Creating a Blog on Titania
      • Your blog is now created.
      • You now can login to create postings and pages.
    • 18. Creating a Blog on Titania
      • From the Dashboard you can manage your blog.
    • 19. Creating a Blog on Titania
      • Composing a Post is simple.
    • 20. Slide Share
      • This tool will allow you to upload your PPT slides. With the link provided, you will be able to embed them into a blog.
      • http://www.slideshare.net/
    • 21. Problems with Streaming Videos
      • Allows to keep videos from video sites:
        • http://keepvid.com/
      • Online File Conversion:
        • http://www.zamzar.com/
    • 22. Other Tools
      • YouTube (video)
        • www.youtube.com
      • Flickr (pictures)
        • www.flickr.com
      • Archives.org (hosting)
        • http://www.archive.org/index.php
      • Skype (free long distance communication)
        • www.skype.com
      • Vyew
        • www.vyew.com
    • 23. Further Questions         For more information pl ease address all correspondence to: Robert R. Heinrich The Richard Stockton College of NJ PO Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240 609-626-6039 Email: [email_address]