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Blogging

  1. 1. BLOGGING Robert Heinrich
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Defining key concepts and related terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Provide an overview of the ways in which blogs and wikis are being used in higher education and beyond </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of their use at The Richard Stockton College </li></ul><ul><li>Resources on campus that support blog and wiki development </li></ul>
  3. 3. Blogging – What is it? <ul><li>A blog (short for weblog) is a web-based journal that is typically updated frequently and open for anyone to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Entries are created in journal style and usually displayed in reverse chronological order </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs can be hosted by dedicated blog hosting services or they can be run using blog software </li></ul>
  4. 4. How could a Blog benefit your course? <ul><li>Personal Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Study guides and online learning and teaching (OLT) sites for each course unit. </li></ul><ul><li>A download facility where students can access PowerPoint lecture slides, WWW links, solutions to problems, past examination papers </li></ul><ul><li>Students make contributions based on the subject matter they students are studying </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination of Important Classroom Information beyond the Classroom </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blogs in Education <ul><li>Easily Updatable Content </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed (Bloglines) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Vodcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Screencasting </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Downloads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to Update </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to Navigate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy Linking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple Design </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Wiki <ul><li>Similar to a blog; however, ownership of the wiki is distributed to numerous individuals who collectively add and edit web-accessible content. </li></ul>
  7. 7. RSS <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Puts the receiver in control </li></ul><ul><li>Connects the right sender and receiver </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t be spammed </li></ul>
  8. 8. Blogging Software Available at Stockton <ul><li>WordPress – titania.stockton.edu </li></ul><ul><li>WebCT – Discussion Tool </li></ul><ul><li>WebBoard – Discussion Tool </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blog Hosting Services <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul>http://rsctbc.blogspot.com /
  10. 10. Lets Go Give it a Try
  11. 11. Creating a Blog on Titania <ul><li>Navigate to http://titania.stockton.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Select WPMU on Titania </li></ul>
  12. 12. Creating a Blog on Titania <ul><li>Select option “Create a new Blog” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Creating a Blog on Titania <ul><li>Enter a username and your email address </li></ul>
  14. 14. Creating a Blog Titania <ul><li>After entering username and email address </li></ul><ul><li>Enter a name for the blog and the blog title </li></ul>
  15. 15. Creating a Blog on Titania <ul><li>You will receive an email from WPMU which is necessary to activate your blog </li></ul><ul><li>When you receive the message click the link to complete activation </li></ul>
  16. 16. Creating a Blog on Titania <ul><li>The activation page will provide you with an automatically generated password. You can change this under the users options menu </li></ul>
  17. 17. Creating a Blog on Titania <ul><li>Your blog is now created. </li></ul><ul><li>You now can login to create postings and pages. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Creating a Blog on Titania <ul><li>From the Dashboard you can manage your blog. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Creating a Blog on Titania <ul><li>Composing a Post is simple. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Slide Share <ul><li>This tool will allow you to upload your PPT slides. With the link provided, you will be able to embed them into a blog. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul>
  21. 21. Problems with Streaming Videos <ul><li>Allows to keep videos from video sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://keepvid.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online File Conversion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.zamzar.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Other Tools <ul><li>YouTube (video) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.youtube.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flickr (pictures) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.flickr.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archives.org (hosting) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.archive.org/index.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Skype (free long distance communication) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.skype.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vyew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.vyew.com </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Further Questions         For more information pl ease address all correspondence to: Robert R. Heinrich The Richard Stockton College of NJ PO Box 195, Pomona, NJ 08240 609-626-6039 Email: [email_address]

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