Blogging in Academia                   Social Media and the Connected Researcher                                          ...
Outline1   Introduction      What is a blog?      Common pitfalls      What do you need?2   Getting started     Signing up...
Outline1   Introduction      What is a blog?      Common pitfalls      What do you need?2   Getting started     Signing up...
A blog is. . .                        Definition                        blog                        noun. A very easy to ed...
A blog is. . .                        Definition                        blog                        noun. A very easy to ed...
A blog is. . .                        Definition                        blog                        noun. A very easy to ed...
A blog is. . .                        Definition                        blog                        noun. A very easy to ed...
A blog is. . .                        Definition                        blog                        noun. A very easy to ed...
Why do people blog? Jez Cope (University of Bath)   Blogging in Academia   Innovations Day 2011   5/1
Why do people blog?Many different reasons. . .  • Providing information to students;  • Promote themselves & their researc...
Blogging in education  By Matt Lingard (@mattlingard)  http://elearning.lse.ac.uk/blogs/clt/?p=128
Things to watch out for  • Protect your “brand”;  • Protect your intellectual property;  • Don’t infringe copyright. Jez C...
Requirements       • A computer;       • An internet connection;       • A web browser;       • An email address;       • ...
Requirements       • A computer;       • An internet connection;       • A web browser;       • An email address;       • ...
Requirements       • A computer;       • An internet connection;       • A web browser;       • An email address;       • ...
Requirements       • A computer;       • An internet connection;       • A web browser;       • An email address;       • ...
Requirements                                               Blogging platforms                                             ...
Requirements                                               Blogging platforms                                             ...
Outline1   Introduction      What is a blog?      Common pitfalls      What do you need?2   Getting started     Signing up...
A disclaimer. . .  • I’m going to ask you to do a number of things in public as part of      this session.  • You will be ...
Signing up for WordPress                     http://wordpress.com/signup                                  or              ...
Anatomy of a blog
Anatomy of a blog          Title          Pages                    Posts   Sidebar
Exploring your blogHow do you:                                                         • Add a page for your CV          •...
Bonus tips  • Think about what you want your blog to say,. . .      • See e.g. http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/blog-polici...
Summary • Experiment, experiment, experiment! • Slides, notes and other info available on the wiki:                       ...
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Blogging in Academia — Connected Researcher @ Bath

  1. 1. Blogging in Academia Social Media and the Connected Researcher Jez Cope Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies University of Bath Innovations Day 12 May 2011Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 1/1
  2. 2. Outline1 Introduction What is a blog? Common pitfalls What do you need?2 Getting started Signing up Anatomy of a blog Exploring your blog Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 2/1
  3. 3. Outline1 Introduction What is a blog? Common pitfalls What do you need?2 Getting started Signing up Anatomy of a blog Exploring your blog Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 3/1
  4. 4. A blog is. . . Definition blog noun. A very easy to edit website, featuring a collection of articles listed in reverse-chronological order. verb To contribute to a blog. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 4/1
  5. 5. A blog is. . . Definition blog noun. A very easy to edit website, featuring a collection of articles listed in reverse-chronological order. verb To contribute to a blog. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 4/1
  6. 6. A blog is. . . Definition blog noun. A very easy to edit website, featuring a collection of articles listed in reverse-chronological order. verb To contribute to a blog. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 4/1
  7. 7. A blog is. . . Definition blog noun. A very easy to edit website, featuring a collection of articles listed in reverse-chronological order. verb To contribute to a blog. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 4/1
  8. 8. A blog is. . . Definition blog noun. A very easy to edit website, featuring a collection of articles listed in reverse-chronological order. verb To contribute to a blog. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 4/1
  9. 9. Why do people blog? Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 5/1
  10. 10. Why do people blog?Many different reasons. . . • Providing information to students; • Promote themselves & their research; • Reflection for learning & development; • Logging of progress & ideas; • Getting feedback; • Joining in a conversation. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 5/1
  11. 11. Blogging in education By Matt Lingard (@mattlingard) http://elearning.lse.ac.uk/blogs/clt/?p=128
  12. 12. Things to watch out for • Protect your “brand”; • Protect your intellectual property; • Don’t infringe copyright. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 7/1
  13. 13. Requirements • A computer; • An internet connection; • A web browser; • An email address; • A blog hosting platform. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 8/1
  14. 14. Requirements • A computer; • An internet connection; • A web browser; • An email address; • A blog hosting platform. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 8/1
  15. 15. Requirements • A computer; • An internet connection; • A web browser; • An email address; • A blog hosting platform. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 8/1
  16. 16. Requirements • A computer; • An internet connection; • A web browser; • An email address; • A blog hosting platform. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 8/1
  17. 17. Requirements Blogging platforms • WordPress • A computer; • See also • An internet connection; blogs.bath.ac.uk • A web browser; • Blogger • An email address; • Posterous • Just email • A blog hosting platform. post@posterous.com • Tumblr Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 8/1
  18. 18. Requirements Blogging platforms • WordPress • A computer; • See also • An internet connection; blogs.bath.ac.uk • A web browser; • Blogger • An email address; • Posterous • Just email • A blog hosting platform. post@posterous.com • Tumblr Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 8/1
  19. 19. Outline1 Introduction What is a blog? Common pitfalls What do you need?2 Getting started Signing up Anatomy of a blog Exploring your blog Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 9/1
  20. 20. A disclaimer. . . • I’m going to ask you to do a number of things in public as part of this session. • You will be posting some things to the web. • I wont make you do anything embarrassing. • You dont have to do anything that you dont feel comfortable with. • You can take down things that you dont feel happy with after the session. — With thanks to Tristram Hooley, University of Derby Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 10 / 1
  21. 21. Signing up for WordPress http://wordpress.com/signup or http://edublogs.org/signup-8ce 1 Visit the above web address; Don’t forget! 2 Fill in the form; Read the Terms of Service! 3 Check your email. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 11 / 1
  22. 22. Anatomy of a blog
  23. 23. Anatomy of a blog Title Pages Posts Sidebar
  24. 24. Exploring your blogHow do you: • Add a page for your CV • Edit the “About” page to or publications? describe yourself? • Write a comment on • Delete the example your neighbour’s blog? post? • Change its appearance • Add a new post? with a theme? • Categorise and tag a • Add a widget with some post? links on it? Tip Go to learn. wordpress. com for tutorials and tips.‘ Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 13 / 1
  25. 25. Bonus tips • Think about what you want your blog to say,. . . • See e.g. http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com/blog-policies/ for a very full example! • . . . but don’t drive yourself crazy over it,. . . • . . . and don’t be afraid to change your mind! • Consider making things private; • Find, read and comment on other people’s blogs; • RSS is your friend; • Link it with your other social networks. Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 14 / 1
  26. 26. Summary • Experiment, experiment, experiment! • Slides, notes and other info available on the wiki: http://go.bath.ac.uk/bathcr Next event Social citation & bookmarking — Late July Jez Cope (University of Bath) Blogging in Academia Innovations Day 2011 15 / 1

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