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  • 1. Blogging @ OpenU Wilfred Rubens
  • 2. In 25 minutes• A personal story about the benefits of blogging• Why and how blogging @ OpenU• And what about Twitter?
  • 3. My history• End 1995: editor BVEnet• 1999: www.wilfredrubens.com• 2003: personal blog (what is blogging?)• Almost everyday (a monthly weblog)
  • 4. Some facts• More than 4100 posts• More than 4280 comments• About 400 page views per day• About 1200 subscribers
  • 5. Some benefits• Personal learning environment• Personal archive• Networking• Working more efficiently
  • 6. Some benefits• Free access to conferences (e.g. OEB)• Advisory board & program committee conferences• Editor 3 specials e-learning• Presentations, workshops, keynotes (paid and not paid)• Consultancy & jobs (opportunities)
  • 7. Benefits blogging• Learning• Networking• Reputation• Transparency• Profit• ROI after 3 years: its an investment!
  • 8. Why blogging @ OpenU• Transparency and dissemination• Reputation (personal and OU)• Profit (new students, projects, paid subscribers, consultancy)• Power network: focus and filtering!
  • 9. How blogging @ OpenU?• Its about quality, stupid!• Be selective• Regular publishing (collaborate)
  • 10. Set up blog posts• Personal style, your opinion• Reflect• Connect• Your speciality, experiences• Stimulating title• Lead
  • 11. Editorial and technical guidelines• Dutch is preferabel• Mark your language• Bullets and bold• Use of pictures• Crossposting, not attending• .....
  • 12. And what about Twitter?• Great tool for notifications (e.g. blog posts)• Selective use of #CELSTEC• What are you doing? can be interesting• Great tool for asking questions and providing advice in 140 characters• Impression of conferences (sphere and content; #oeb11)• It can be fun! (virtual coffee machine)
  • 13. ?http://www.wilfredrubens.com http://twitter.com/wrubens Become contact on OpenU

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