In 25 minutes• A personal story about the beneﬁts of blogging• Why and how blogging @ OpenU• And what about Twitter?
My history• End 1995: editor BVEnet• 1999: www.wilfredrubens.com• 2003: personal blog (what is blogging?)• Almost everyday (a monthly weblog)
Some facts• More than 4100 posts• More than 4280 comments• About 400 page views per day• About 1200 subscribers
Some beneﬁts• Personal learning environment• Personal archive• Networking• Working more efﬁciently
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)
Beneﬁts blogging• Learning• Networking• Reputation• Transparency• Proﬁt• ROI after 3 years: its an investment!
Why blogging @ OpenU• Transparency and dissemination• Reputation (personal and OU)• Proﬁt (new students, projects, paid subscribers, consultancy)• Power network: focus and ﬁltering!
How blogging @ OpenU?• Its about quality, stupid!• Be selective• Regular publishing (collaborate)
Set up blog posts• Personal style, your opinion• Reﬂect• Connect• Your speciality, experiences• Stimulating title• Lead
Editorial and technical guidelines• Dutch is preferabel• Mark your language• Bullets and bold• Use of pictures• Crossposting, not attending• .....
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)
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