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Blogging @ OpenU

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

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