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Why Blog?
Personal and Professional Fulfilment
James Little, SDDU
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Overview
• What is blogging?
• Why blog
– Uses of blogs across society
– Blogs in an educational context
• How to get star...
What is Blogging?
Where did blogs come from?
What is Blogging?
• Before the internet or online communities
(BBS) people kept diaries! (and still do)
• Historically dia...
What is Blogging?
Source:
http://web.archive.org/web/19980128045041/http:/www-white.media.mit.edu/~pinhanez/personal/ acce...
What is Blogging?
• Where did ‘blog’ come from?
• "Blog" is …a contraction of "weblog," generally
agreed to have been inve...
What is Blogging?
Blogs Today
Originally simple text pages sometimes with
pictures:
Source:
http://web.archive.org/web/19980128045041/http:/...
Blogs Today
Source:
http://www.historytoday.com/blog accessed November 2013
Why Blog?
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Uses of blogs across society:
Evolved from being a personal record to:
• Contribute your personal thoughts and ideas
rathe...
Types of Blogs
niche vs. LARGE
Personal
Single focus
Commercial
Wide range of topics
Professional
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/forstaff/news/article/4099/My_Week_%E2%80%93_28_October_2013
Personal
http://www.beppegrillo.it/
Informational
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog
Commercial
http://graduate-blog.jlpjobs.com/
Blogging in Education
Can be used in all the same ways, plus more!
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Blogging in Education
Professionally:
Build a profile
Share your thoughts and ideas informally
Reflect upon your work
...
Blogging in Education
Research:
Promote /disseminate
Keep a record of your journey
Blogging in Education
Teaching and Learning:
Reflect upon your own teaching practice
Share resources
Enable students to:...
Blogging in Education
Detailed examples in the case
book:
• Institute of Psychological
Sciences
• LUB
• School of Performa...
How to get
started…
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Blogs – Platforms Available
• Researcher@Leeds new blogging platform
coming soon (WordPress)
• Access for any research sta...
Blogs – Platforms Available
• Google’s www.blogger.com
• Take note of ISS Cloud services policy
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Blogs – Platforms Available
• WordPress www.wordpress.org
• Take note of ISS Cloud services policy
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Blogs – Tips and Tricks
• Post regularly
• Tell a story – think about your audience
• Interact with your readers (reply to...
Blogs – The future?
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Thank You
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Any Questions?
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  1. 1. Why Blog? Personal and Professional Fulfilment James Little, SDDU This image is licensed under the Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license. By nkhmarketing http://www.flickr.com/photos/mkhmarketing/8539048913/
  2. 2. Overview • What is blogging? • Why blog – Uses of blogs across society – Blogs in an educational context • How to get started blogging – what platforms and tips and tricks This image is licensed under the Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license. By nkhmarketing http://www.flickr.com/photos/mkhmarketing/8539048913/
  3. 3. What is Blogging? Where did blogs come from?
  4. 4. What is Blogging? • Before the internet or online communities (BBS) people kept diaries! (and still do) • Historically diaries were kept as a personal reflection on life This image is licensed under the Attribution- 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license. By Humayunn N A Peerzaada http://www.flickr.com/photos/humayunnapeerzaada/4437627677/
  5. 5. What is Blogging? Source: http://web.archive.org/web/19980128045041/http:/www-white.media.mit.edu/~pinhanez/personal/ accessed June 2012 From around 1994 early- users of the internet started using bulletin board services and web pages to store their reflections. An early example is Claudio Pinhanez's "Open Diary” started in 1994
  6. 6. What is Blogging? • Where did ‘blog’ come from? • "Blog" is …a contraction of "weblog," generally agreed to have been invented by Jorn Barger as a name for his web site in December 1997 • The domain name blogger.com was registered on June 22, 1999 by Pyra Labs who wanted to offer an easy to use service. Source: http://web.archive.org/web/19980128045041/http:/www-white.media.mit.edu/~pinhanez/personal/ accessed June 2012
  7. 7. What is Blogging?
  8. 8. Blogs Today Originally simple text pages sometimes with pictures: Source: http://web.archive.org/web/19980128045041/http:/www-white.media.mit.edu/~pinhanez/personal/ accessed June 2012
  9. 9. Blogs Today Source: http://www.historytoday.com/blog accessed November 2013
  10. 10. Why Blog? This image is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. By The-Engima-Pen http://the-engima-pen.deviantart.com/art/Question-Mark-and- Pen-305044417
  11. 11. Uses of blogs across society: Evolved from being a personal record to: • Contribute your personal thoughts and ideas rather than passively consume • Promote a company/product (push of information) • Connect with the public and invite comment • Represent political parties / movements • Enable a connection with like-minded people • Used as a new format to publish mass- information (e.g. newspapers) This image is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.By Alexandre Duret-Lutz http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Globe_panorama03.jp g
  12. 12. Types of Blogs niche vs. LARGE Personal Single focus Commercial Wide range of topics
  13. 13. Professional http://www.leeds.ac.uk/forstaff/news/article/4099/My_Week_%E2%80%93_28_October_2013
  14. 14. Personal http://www.beppegrillo.it/
  15. 15. Informational http://www.theguardian.com/politics/blog
  16. 16. Commercial http://graduate-blog.jlpjobs.com/
  17. 17. Blogging in Education Can be used in all the same ways, plus more! This image is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license license.By User:Fred the Oyster http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Graduation_hat.svg
  18. 18. Blogging in Education Professionally: Build a profile Share your thoughts and ideas informally Reflect upon your work Connect with others
  19. 19. Blogging in Education Research: Promote /disseminate Keep a record of your journey
  20. 20. Blogging in Education Teaching and Learning: Reflect upon your own teaching practice Share resources Enable students to: Reflect using their own blog for tasks or projects Formative and summative assessment Capture reflection on learning
  21. 21. Blogging in Education Detailed examples in the case book: • Institute of Psychological Sciences • LUB • School of Performance and Cultural Industries • School of Computing • Many more…
  22. 22. How to get started… This image is licensed under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0) license. By Dwayne Bent http://www.flickr.com/photos/zengei/6943077858/
  23. 23. Blogs – Platforms Available • Researcher@Leeds new blogging platform coming soon (WordPress) • Access for any research staff • Training from will be from ISS. • Contact Paula Fallon: p.fallon@leeds.ac.uk This image is public domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wordpress-logo-hoz-rgb.png
  24. 24. Blogs – Platforms Available • Google’s www.blogger.com • Take note of ISS Cloud services policy This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blogger-logo.jpg
  25. 25. Blogs – Platforms Available • WordPress www.wordpress.org • Take note of ISS Cloud services policy This image is public domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wordpress-logo-hoz-rgb.png
  26. 26. Blogs – Tips and Tricks • Post regularly • Tell a story – think about your audience • Interact with your readers (reply to comments) • Find blogs similar and comments • Emulate features from other blogs This image is public domain: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colored-Pencils.jpg
  27. 27. Blogs – The future? http://www.offthecusp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/7-keys_HubSpokes.jpg
  28. 28. Thank You http://www.offthecusp.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/7-keys_HubSpokes.jpg
  29. 29. Any Questions? This image is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. By The-Engima-Pen http://the-engima-pen.deviantart.com/art/Question-Mark-and- Pen-305044417

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