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Libraryexpo08 Blogs 4 15 08


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Libraryexpo08 Blogs 4 15 08

  1. 1. blogs, bloggers, blogging affordances & practice UF Libraries Expo April 15, 2008 1:30-2:00 PM EST
  2. 2. who am I? • Christopher D. Sessums • Director, Distance Education, College of Education • Instructor, Educational Technology, College of Education • Ph.D. candidate -- educational technology •
  3. 3. What is a blog or weblog? Application Medium Publishing tool Broadcasting tool Aggregator Social tool
  4. 4. What does a blog cost? • Effort • Time • Attention • Connectivity • Literacy skills
  5. 5. How have blogs impacted society? Disruptive technology Everyone can be a media outlet Redefining professions Rediculously easy group forming Social action Democratizing promise Self reflection Reveals how knowledge is socially constructed
  6. 6. How do I use a weblog? Formal/Informal Purpose Commitment Passion Participation Share Connect Sandbox Self reflection Knowledge Base - Filter/Hub Feedback Fun
  7. 7. Why do I use a weblog? My aim is to agitate and disturb people. I’m not selling bread, I’m selling yeast. -Miguel de Unamuno, writer and philosopher (1864-1936)
  8. 8. Questions? [email_address]