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  • 1. A PORTFOLIO ACTIVITY Blogging for Reflection
  • 2. What is a blog?
    • a “personalized webpage, kept by the author in reverse chronological diary form” (Du & Wagner, 2005, p. 2) or “a personal diary, kept on the web” (Fun & Wagner, 2005, p. 221).  
    • Permissions can be easily controlled
    • The author “owns” their blog and so has final control over the content
  • 3. Paul’s History of Portfolio and Blogging
    • Project @ Dubai Women’s College in UAE
    • Studies lead to development of Portfolio Module
    • Thesis advisor picked blogging out of the portfolio
    • Eventually published:
      • Post-Secondary Students’ Purposes for Blogging
      • http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/560/1099
  • 4. Why blog?
    • Social Presence – easier online?
    • Self-disclosure – sharing a journal
    • Emotional response and individual expression
    • Benchmarking –
      • where do I stand?
  • 5. Emotional Responses to Blogging
    • Please go to my ‘portfolio’ blog and leave a comment about today. You will find a question to answer.
    • http:// blog.lesduke.com /index.php?blog=2
    • You have 5 minutes! Then come back here
    • ---------------------
    • So, …?
    • Students … ?
  • 6. How to blog?
    • Create a blog in SharePoint
      • If you have a blog, skip this step!
      • Or go to:
      • http://edublogs.org/
      • https://www.blogger.com/start
      • http://wordpress.com/
      • Make your first post by answering these questions:
        • What is your first thought when I say, “reflect on learning”?
        • What advantages do you think blogging might offer you?
        • What barriers are there to YOU keeping a blog?
        • How do you think your students would react to blogging?
      • Post your blog address to the chat room
      • Comment on others’ posts –
        • In SharePoint, click on the blog title – you will see a comments box.
  • 7. References
    • Du, H. S., & Wagner, C. (2005). Learning with weblogs: An empirical investigation . Paper presented at the 2005 Proceedings of the 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. http://csdl2.computer.org/comp/proceedings/hicss/2005/2268/01/22680007b.pdf
    • Fun, R. I. P. K., & Wagner, C. (2005) . An exploratory study on the progress of social computing and its potential impact on organizational computing. Paper presented at the 2005 Proceedings of the Ninth Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems. http://www.pacis-net.org/file/2005/247.pdf
    • Leslie, P., & Murphy, E. 2008. Post-Secondary Students' Purposes For Blogging. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning [Online] 9:3. Available: http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/560/1099