Creating a Blog & Best Practice

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Workshop as part of "Information Literacy meets Library 2.0", Wednesday 3rd July, 2008, LSE, London

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  • Creating a Blog & Best Practice

    1. 1. Creating a Blog & Best Practice Matt Lingard & Jane Secker, LSE Centre for Learning Technology
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Review - What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on: Create your own Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging Good Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggestions & Tips </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using Blogs for Teaching </li></ul>
    3. 3. Blog Characteristics <ul><li>Messages or posts </li></ul><ul><li>Journal format / reverse chronology </li></ul><ul><li>Use of categories (tags/ labels) </li></ul><ul><li>Use of links </li></ul><ul><li>Comment ing open to readers </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul>
    4. 4. Hands on: Create your own blog with Blogger
    5. 5. Good practice tips <ul><li>Clear purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a writing style </li></ul><ul><li>Write regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Tag your posts </li></ul><ul><li>Short & concise posts with links </li></ul><ul><li>Publicise your blog </li></ul>
    6. 6. More technical tips <ul><li>Backup strategy for hosted blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Spam protection </li></ul><ul><li>Take advantage of RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Blog Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger, Wordpress.com, edublogs.org </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Using Blogs for Teaching <ul><li>Share materials & resources </li></ul><ul><li>Enable dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect on your own teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Document a project </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>How would you use one? </li></ul>

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