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For Norwich University's Faculty Scholarship Celebration, October 22, 2009

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  • Teaching and Learning with Blogs Meredith Farkas Head of Instructional Initiatives Kreitzberg Library
  • Written lecture notes Discussion forums Assignments Quizes
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  • Lost in translation?
  • Lost in translation?
  • So what is Web2.0?
  • Web 1.0: Democratized Access to Information
  • Web 2.0: Democratized Participation
  • More than just technology
    • Age of participation
    • The wisdom of crowds
    • Social constructivism
  • Blogs in the Online Classroom
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  • drupal.org
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  • Why blogs?
  • Familiar medium
    • 133 million blogs indexed by Technorati
    • 42% of bloggers 18-34
    • 77.7 million unique visitors to blogs vs. 41 million to Facebook (in May 2008)
    • New types of blogging: in MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
    • Source: Technorati State of the Blogosphere 2008 http://technorati.com/blogging/feature/state-of-the-blogosphere-2008/
  • Faculty communication with students
  • Builds student sense of ownership over the medium
  • Community-building
  • Community-building
  • Reflective Learning
  • Reflective Learning
  • Reflective Learning
  • Discussion and debate
  • Discussion and debate
  • Discussion and debate
  • Writing in public
  • Writing in public
  • Everyone is teacher and learner
  • Blogs can…
    • Promote critical and reflective thinking
    • Enable collaboration and knowledge-sharing
    • Create an informal environment for student discussion and community-building
    • Encourage dialogue and debate
    • Encourage students to teach as well as learn and co-construct their learning experience
  • Thanks!