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Managing the Blogoshpere:Information for eLearning and Project Management Professionals

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Persentation for the E-LEARN 2010 Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education

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Managing the Blogoshpere:Information for eLearning and Project Management Professionals

  1. 1. Managing the Blogosphere: Information for eLearning and Project Management Professionals<br />Melissa A. Venable, PhD<br />Amy J. Hilbelink, PhD<br />E-LEARN 2010 – Orlando, FL<br />
  2. 2. Context & Purpose<br />What are elearning and project management bloggers writing about?<br />How can you manage so much information?<br />Who are you reading? Some suggestions…<br />
  3. 3. Our Approach<br />
  4. 4. Information Collected<br />Search terms<br />General topic<br />Blog name<br />Blog URL<br />Author(s)<br />Target audience<br />Recent posts - topics<br />Date of last post<br />Individual/Business/School<br />
  5. 5. What we Found<br />36 unique blogs…<br />50% Individuals<br />33% Business Organizations<br />17% Educational Institutions<br />
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  8. 8. The Rapid E-Learning Blog – Tom Kuhlmann<br />http://articulate.com/rapid-elearning<br />eLearning Technology – Tony Karrer<br />http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/<br />Instructional Design & Development Blog – DePaul<br />http://www.iddblog.org/<br />The @task Blog – @task Project Management<br />http://blogs.attask.com/blog/strategic-project-management<br />Suggested Reading<br />
  9. 9. Next Steps<br />Search Engine Optimization<br />Add search engines – Bing, Lijit<br />Blog Directories<br /> Survey the Bloggers<br />Blogging Platforms<br />Aggregators – tools and techniques<br />Blogs and Publishing<br />
  10. 10. Read on…<br />Blog. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com<br />Technocrati, Inc. (2009). State of the Blogosphere 2009.Retrieved from http://technorati.com/blogging/feature/state-of-the-blogosphere-2009/<br />The Official Google Blog. (2010, April 14). Replay it: Google search across the Twitter archive. Message posted to http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/replay-it-google-search-across-twitter.html<br />
  11. 11. Contact Us!<br />Melissa A. Venable, PhD<br />Blog: http://www.design-doc.com<br />mvenable@design-doc.com<br />@Melissa_Venable<br />Amy J. Hilbelink, PhD<br />ahilbelink@kaplan.edu<br />813-422-0543<br />@AHilbelink<br />

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