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Blogging For e-Learning


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Assignment for EDU648 Blogging for Learning

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Blogging For e-Learning

  1. 1. A tool for e-Learning<br />Blogging<br />
  2. 2. What is a Blog?<br />A blog is a web log or writing journal<br />A blog is kept online<br />A blog can be personal or shared<br />A blog can be about any topic<br />A blog can be written by anyone<br />
  3. 3. Blogging for Learning<br />Blogging invites expansion of information<br />Blogging requires an ability to write<br />Blogging requires an ability to read<br />Ask questions of your readers<br />Invite them to participate<br />
  4. 4. Dynamic Interaction<br />People collaborate through written text<br />Questions can be asked and answered<br />Information can be shared and accumulated<br />Links to other information can be shared<br />Groups of people can converse together<br />
  5. 5. Blogging Basics<br />Create a title that indicates your topic<br />Make it easy to read<br />Blog daily for maximum interactivity<br />Provide feedback to your readers<br />
  6. 6. Ready to Blog?<br />What are your goals?<br />What is the focus of your blog?<br />What will the overall topic be about?<br />How will you promote interaction?<br />
  7. 7. You can do it too!<br />Pick one of the popular blog sites<br />Fill in the forms provided<br />Get ready to write!<br />… Let me show you how easy it is.<br />
  8. 8. Popular Blog Sites<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  9. 9. After you go to the address above the image, click on the button that says “Sign up now”.<br />It’s this easy!<br />This blog is found at:<br />
  10. 10. Pick a “Username” (this is what people will see and what you will use to login to your blog with)<br />Add your email address.<br />Choose a Name<br />This blog is found at:<br />
  11. 11. Type in your Username <br />Type in your email address<br />Pick a password<br />Click on the box that indicates you have read the terms of use.<br />Fill in the captcha.<br />Fill in the Blanks<br />This blog is found at:<br />
  12. 12. Now bookmark the site so that you can find it when you want to write.<br />When you return to it you will simply log in with your Username at the top of the page and enter your password.<br />It’s that easy!<br />This blog is found at:<br />
  13. 13. When you login there will be ways for you to add your own personal touches, each one is a little different, but they all have similar options.<br />Add a picture of yourself<br />Information you want to share.<br />Make it yours!<br />This blog is found at:<br />
  14. 14. Be sure that you only put information that you want other people to see. Cyber safety is important!<br />Information here is optional.<br />Public Information<br />This blog is found at:<br />
  15. 15. Now you have a blog of your own.<br />What kind of things will you talk about?<br />There’s a lot of information available for you, join in other conversations, or create some of your own.<br />Blog Away!<br />This blog is found at:<br />
  16. 16. That’s all there is to it!<br />Blogging is a great tool for communication<br />It’s a fun way to interact with people<br />Learning is dynamic on a blog<br />Read, write, share and enjoy your new blog!<br />