Blogging & identity<br />Martin Weller<br />Tag 16 my secret identity by chanchan222 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chanchan...
My online identity<br />
[Demo Tumblr - http://nogoodreason.tumblr.com/]<br />
It’s distributed<br />Reflections by stephendooleyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/2577006675/<br />
It’s evolving<br />
It’s default<br />
It’s moving to the centre<br />Staircase of the Vatican museum by _robertC_ http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_catalano/404014...
Blog stats<br />1,094 subscribers<br />462 posts<br />3 years <br />1,241 comments<br />Colored dice by sgs 1019: http://w...
Avoiding the B word<br />What if we didn’t understand what we do in education with blogs as “blogging” but as a quick and ...
Blog as V/PLE?<br />&lt;embed&gt;<br />Blog is VLE<br />
Anatomy of sharing<br />favourites<br />embed<br />automatic<br />promotes<br />subscribes<br />retweets<br />discusses<br...
[Demo Blip & Friendfeed]<br />
Talking about sharing<br />I have been asked to participate in many projects over the years that start once … organization...
The cost of sharing has disappeared<br />…but we act as if it hasn’t<br />Remember Cassette tapes? - http://www.flickr.com...
How often do we use this type of sharing in our teaching or research?<br />Sharing by ryancr http://www.flickr.com/photos/...
New measures of impact<br />2400 visitors<br />52,000 visitors<br />= 163 hits/month<br />Open Research Online<br />= 1700...
Engagement with media<br />
http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthamm/2945559128/<br />
Improve presentations<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB7S-KOJIfE<br />
Engagement with media<br />You learn how simple it is<br />BSR<br />Types of media<br />Better presentation?<br />You lear...
What’s in it for me?<br />
Networking<br />http://twitter.mailana.com/profile.php?person=mweller&<br />
My advice<br />Lazyweb<br />http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=lazyweb<br />Enjoy a lazy Sunday by ucumari http://www...
Sharing resources<br />Sharing – furiousgeorge81 http://flickr.com/photos/furiousgeorge81/177926979/<br />
Understand the attention economy<br />Distinctively red by pshutterbug http://www.flickr.com/photos/pshan427/1358194906/<b...
Real life/local enhancement<br />
Understand rights, reuse, openness<br />Copyright is for losers by 917press http://www.flickr.com/photos/917press/25836207...
Breaking news, current issues<br />A hail in the mist by Kacper http://www.flickr.com/photos/zwierz/102481030/<br />
Engagement with new forms of publishing<br />
Share ideas<br />http://twitpic.com/photos/Sianz<br />
New forms of teaching<br />by Michael Weschhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o<br />
Explore<br />Play<br />Create<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tprMEs-zfQA<br />
Two propositions<br />Your online identity = your academic identity<br />There is an online identity for everyone<br />
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  • Show biz cardBlog – mainstay – longer posts, Twitter – networking, connecting, discussing, sharing (two audiences overlap but not same)Tumblr – there was a gap I hadn’t appreciated, things I never quite got around to blogging, use it as easy blogging, harvesting(incidentally, would make good eportfolio tool)
  • And my distribution will be different from others – any one of these could be your main identity, eg YouTube
  • Find new tools all the timeAlso they impact on each other, twitter has changed blogging (lots of blogging was just sharing links, less need to do this now, also lot of discussion takes place in twitter, linking, etc)
  • 2.7 comments per post – so don’t expect high ration of commenters to subscribersTook good year to get goingCan’t predict what is a popular post
  • Jim Groom – if we stop talking about blogging we can begin to think of it as an easy publishing platform, or whatever
  • Courses being delivered through blogs – quite a good platform, have comments embedded in each post, subscribe so get updates, can incorporate media and tools easily, easy to use, on the fly deliveryEmbed is all you need – embed blurs distinction between tools and content – quickly we move to a PLE/VLE
  • Run through it, (show Friendfeed)Take Flickr photoUse blip.fm
  • RSS, following, embed, favouriting – really simple ways of sharing
  • BSRTechnological determinism – park it, blogging won’t make it happen, but it’ll certainly put you in a place where you have to wilfully ignore it
  • As you blog/twitter etc you will be exposed to what others do and inevitably you incorporate this into pratice. Took me a while to start embedding multimedia now most posts have image/video/slidecast/music – low threshold multimedia
  • At Making Connections was struck by how bad a lot of presentations by OU people are – I ‘m not saying I’m good, but again by being active nline you a) watch a lot of other people and b) become aware of more media you can use
  • You’ll never put up with LTS sucking their teeth again – you know it’s easy, and if it isn’t we need to make it so
  • It’s all very well but it takes time so what do I get out of it?
  • I don’t like going to conferences particularly yet I have a global network of peers which previously would have meant I’d have to be on the conference circuit. Can do both of course. Dfferent networks,Show my network
  • Asking questions, getting help. Can be really invaluable – but can be overworked and you’ll get the dreaded JFGI responseShow twitter search
  • Stream of stuff – twitter becomes RSS reader, sharing knowledge about tools, reports, bids, conferences, etc. I often sit on on live stream events of my online friends presenting stuff and comment in real time.
  • What gets attention online is still difficult to gauge but for instance if you start thinking of your powerpoint deck as an object that exists out there (eg in slideshare), then having the default OU template won’t grab peopleShow slideshare
  • Cardiff group – now better connected in ‘real’ cardiff than ever beforeALT-C
  • Again, by exposure and playing around with stuff yourself you will at leas have to address some of these issues, which in the privileged world of academia we can ignore
  • You can’t help but know what’s going on, either in your field or wider cf Iran elections
  • Like rights, open access, new types of publishing
  • Show twitpic – fun ideas that act as social objects – people discuss them or riff off them
  • Show vidI don’t want to go into the dig natives stuff but certainly if we want to explore how these tools can be used we need to be using them as part of everyday life.
  • A space to explore new ideas, play around with stuff which formal routes don’t really allow.New types of creativity – is remix the digital skill?
  • Blogging and academic identity

    1. Blogging & identity<br />Martin Weller<br />Tag 16 my secret identity by chanchan222 http://www.flickr.com/photos/chanchan222/3219255790/<br />
    2. My online identity<br />
    3. [Demo Tumblr - http://nogoodreason.tumblr.com/]<br />
    4. It’s distributed<br />Reflections by stephendooleyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/2577006675/<br />
    5. It’s evolving<br />
    6. It’s default<br />
    7. It’s moving to the centre<br />Staircase of the Vatican museum by _robertC_ http://www.flickr.com/photos/r_catalano/404014466/ <br />
    8. Blog stats<br />1,094 subscribers<br />462 posts<br />3 years <br />1,241 comments<br />Colored dice by sgs 1019: http://www.flickr.com/photos/visionwithin/133942381/<br />
    9. Avoiding the B word<br />What if we didn’t understand what we do in education with blogs as “blogging” but as a quick and easy way to publish online within a learning community? Or a place to feature a portfolio of students’ best work? Or a site where professors and staff track their professional and personal development? <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/2554380692/<br />
    10. Blog as V/PLE?<br />&lt;embed&gt;<br />Blog is VLE<br />
    11. Anatomy of sharing<br />favourites<br />embed<br />automatic<br />promotes<br />subscribes<br />retweets<br />discusses<br />comments<br />links<br />
    12. [Demo Blip & Friendfeed]<br />
    13. Talking about sharing<br />I have been asked to participate in many projects over the years that start once … organizations notice that they have a lot in common with others and decide that it would be a good idea to collaborate, to share “best practices” or “data” or whatever...<br />But inevitably, these projects spend an enormous amount of time defining what is to be shared, figuring out how to share it, setting up the mechanisms to share it, and then…not really sharing much.”<br />Now I contrast that with the learning networks which I inhabit, and in which every single day I share my learning and have knowledge and learning shared back with me. I know it works.(Scott Leslie)<br />Dominoes - http://www.flickr.com/photos/erica_marshall/3233372652/<br />
    14. The cost of sharing has disappeared<br />…but we act as if it hasn’t<br />Remember Cassette tapes? - http://www.flickr.com/photos/erica_marshall/2666112988/<br />
    15. How often do we use this type of sharing in our teaching or research?<br />Sharing by ryancr http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/<br />
    16. New measures of impact<br />2400 visitors<br />52,000 visitors<br />= 163 hits/month<br />Open Research Online<br />= 1700 hits/day<br />
    17. Engagement with media<br />
    18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthamm/2945559128/<br />
    19. Improve presentations<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB7S-KOJIfE<br />
    20. Engagement with media<br />You learn how simple it is<br />BSR<br />Types of media<br />Better presentation?<br />You learn how easy it is<br />
    21. What’s in it for me?<br />
    22. Networking<br />http://twitter.mailana.com/profile.php?person=mweller&<br />
    23. My advice<br />Lazyweb<br />http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=lazyweb<br />Enjoy a lazy Sunday by ucumari http://www.flickr.com/photos/ucumari/2813269535/<br />
    24. Sharing resources<br />Sharing – furiousgeorge81 http://flickr.com/photos/furiousgeorge81/177926979/<br />
    25. Understand the attention economy<br />Distinctively red by pshutterbug http://www.flickr.com/photos/pshan427/1358194906/<br />
    26. Real life/local enhancement<br />
    27. Understand rights, reuse, openness<br />Copyright is for losers by 917press http://www.flickr.com/photos/917press/2583620793/<br />
    28. Breaking news, current issues<br />A hail in the mist by Kacper http://www.flickr.com/photos/zwierz/102481030/<br />
    29. Engagement with new forms of publishing<br />
    30. Share ideas<br />http://twitpic.com/photos/Sianz<br />
    31. New forms of teaching<br />by Michael Weschhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o<br />
    32. Explore<br />Play<br />Create<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tprMEs-zfQA<br />
    33. Two propositions<br />Your online identity = your academic identity<br />There is an online identity for everyone<br />

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