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Intro to Blogging


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Intro to Blogging

  1. 1. An Introduction
  2. 2. Create a New Blog <ul><li>Register at </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a name </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a template </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blogging Rules of Thumb <ul><li>Keep it short </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it useful </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it ‘catchy’ </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it linked </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it imaged </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it relevant </li></ul>
  4. 4. Manage Postings <ul><li>Start Writing! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Manage Postings <ul><li>Experiment with Gra ph ics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Manage Postings <ul><li>Insert a hyperlink </li></ul>
  7. 7. Manage Postings <ul><li>Insert labels </li></ul>
  8. 8. Check Settings <ul><li>Commenting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show or Hide? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who can comment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moderation? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word verification? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment notification </li></ul></ul>If in doubt, leave it as Default!
  9. 9. Check Settings <ul><li>Basics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit Descriptions? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Formatting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timezone </li></ul></ul>If in doubt, leave it as Default!
  10. 10. Check Settings <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog-Send Address </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Permissions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add Authors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog Readers </li></ul></ul>If in doubt, leave it as Default!
  11. 11. Edit Layout <ul><li>Add a Page Element </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link List </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Edit Layout <ul><li>Add a Page Element </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Bar </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Embedding Videos
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  15. 15. Embedding Slides
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  17. 17. Create your own RSS Portal
  19. 22. Why Blog?
  20. 25. Connectivism Learning is nurturing connections among a diversity of views
  21. 26. <ul><li>Static -info websites </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic -info blogs, community networks, portals, etc. </li></ul>Webmaster is king – CopyRight User-Participation is king – OpenSource (or CopyLeft!) It’s about Information / Making a statement’ It’s about Interactivity / Having a conversation Web 1.0 Web 2.0 Institutional / Top-Down Personal / All-Around
  22. 27. Learning is a conversation i.e. it’s dynamic , not static.
  23. 28. Learning is user-produced i.e. it’s participative , not passive.
  24. 29. Learning is peer-managed i.e. validation is community -driven
  25. 30. Next Session?