The beating heart of the living web
Blogosphere <ul><li>Technorati now tracks over  112 million blogs </li></ul><ul><li>The blogosphere is  doubling in size  ...
Blogs are networked conversations <ul><li>Entries are in reverse chronological order  </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting </li></...
Evolving metaphor of the web <ul><li>Library ….. Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Information highway…. “Go to it” web </li></ul...
Authenticity is the new black
First of 95 Cluetrain theses… 1.  Markets are conversations . 2. Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors....
Computing for…. <ul><li>Productivity? </li></ul>
Computing for…. <ul><li>Personal creativity and communication! </li></ul>
Blogging for…. <ul><li>Journal  </li></ul><ul><li>News  </li></ul><ul><li>Punditry </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management ...
Blogs are a “native”medium to students
The only certainty is change “ Did you know 2.0” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
Blogs make learning public <ul><li>Public reflection with feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing vs. “turning it in” </li><...
Blogs for educators <ul><li>Demonstrates professors passion for subject to students, encourages collegial dialogue </li></...
 
Blogs in education <ul><li>Instruct </li></ul>Student Institution Faculty Learning Community Transparent, responsive, reci...
Education Examples Creative Writing Class Nursing Mathematics Library Blogs
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CSCC Blogging Class 11/27/07

  1. 2. The beating heart of the living web
  2. 3. Blogosphere <ul><li>Technorati now tracks over 112 million blogs </li></ul><ul><li>The blogosphere is doubling in size every 5 and a half months </li></ul><ul><li>175,000 new blogs created every day or 2.5 blogs every second </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggers make over 1.6 million posts per day , or over 18 updates a second. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Blogs are networked conversations <ul><li>Entries are in reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Commenting </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlinks and media </li></ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul><ul><li>Categorizing </li></ul><ul><li>Search </li></ul><ul><li>Sidebars: ‘blog rolls’ and other references and content </li></ul><ul><li>RSS subscription and email </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs tracked in search engines such a Technorati and Google Blog search </li></ul><ul><li>Trackbacks </li></ul>
  4. 5. Evolving metaphor of the web <ul><li>Library ….. Web page </li></ul><ul><li>Information highway…. “Go to it” web </li></ul><ul><li>Web as an environment, a conversation </li></ul><ul><li>“ Come to me” web </li></ul>“ Read/Write Web” or “Web 2.0”
  5. 6. Authenticity is the new black
  6. 7. First of 95 Cluetrain theses… 1. Markets are conversations . 2. Markets consist of human beings, not demographic sectors. 3. Conversations among human beings sound human . They are conducted in a human voice. 4. Whether delivering information, opinions, perspectives, dissenting arguments or humorous asides, the human voice is typically open, natural, uncontrived . 5. People recognize each other as such from the sound of this voice. 6. The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.
  7. 8. Computing for…. <ul><li>Productivity? </li></ul>
  8. 9. Computing for…. <ul><li>Personal creativity and communication! </li></ul>
  9. 10. Blogging for…. <ul><li>Journal </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Punditry </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management </li></ul><ul><li>Customer relations </li></ul><ul><li>Personal learning environments </li></ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul>
  10. 11. Blogs are a “native”medium to students
  11. 12. The only certainty is change “ Did you know 2.0” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
  12. 13. Technology is a force for change and tool for keeping up. “ Did you know 2.0” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U <ul><li>Rapid innovation, global labor and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple careers, continuous lifelong education </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Natives displace the immigrants </li></ul>
  13. 14. Blogs make learning public <ul><li>Public reflection with feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing vs. “turning it in” </li></ul><ul><li>Crafting of identity </li></ul><ul><li>Record of learning: Portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Student owns the content </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous learning: “Writing stops, blogging continues.” </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches responsible and ethical behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging and RSS encourage students to build their own learning resources, helps them to be “specialized” and “adaptive” </li></ul>
  14. 15. Blogs for educators <ul><li>Demonstrates professors passion for subject to students, encourages collegial dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Professors can immediately publish to a community of peers, skip over the editorial boards of journals </li></ul><ul><li>Create community among colleagues, reflect/discuss big issues </li></ul>
  15. 17. Blogs in education <ul><li>Instruct </li></ul>Student Institution Faculty Learning Community Transparent, responsive, reciprocal, accountable, individual, collective
  16. 18. Education Examples Creative Writing Class Nursing Mathematics Library Blogs

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