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  • 1.Web 2.0 Blogs & Wikis
    An Introduction
    Carol Walker
    eLearning Advisor (Learning Technology)
    JISC Regional Support Centre
    Scotland North & East

2. Regional Support Centre Scotland North & East
3. Whats it all about?
RSS Reader
4. Way back when
5. Web 2.0 The next phase
6. What is a blog?
A content publishing system where entries are made over time. The most recent entry is at the top of the page. Similar in style to a journal.
e.g. define:blog
In Google
7. Anatomy of a Blog
8. Blog Title
Date stamped
Each entry has short, concise title
Can contain multimedia images, video and audio
Readers can subscribe to your blog to get automatic updates
One entry most recent at top
Content can link to other resources with hyperlinks
Comments from your blog readers
9. Whats out there?
By Media Type

  • Video Blog or Vlog

10. Photoblog 11. Podcast* 12. 13. Personal 14. Travel 15. Political 16. Education 17. By Genre
* Doesnt necessarily have to be a blog though
18. Why use a blog?
A reflective diary
A place to organise your thoughts
A collaborative space
A mechanism for sharing experiences
A means of gaining feedback
Your space on the web

19. Duncan Gillespie & Robert Brown
(Dumfries & Galloway College)
Supporting the development of e-Portfolios has moved on significantly since involvement in the ISLE project. By using Web 2.0 technologies in a structured and simple way, we have developed staff and student skills, which will equip them for the future and add real value to the educational experience.

  • Computing

20. Construction 21. Fire and Rescue Service 22. Media Studies 23. Employability 24. Access to Life and LeisureTemplate for ePortfolio
25. 26. 27. Intute: health & life sciences blog
28. Glasgow School of Art Library Blog
29. RSC East Midlands: e-safety moodle module
30. A Study on the Effective Use of Social Software by Further and Higher Education in the UK to Support Student Learning and Engagement: 26 Case Studies
31. Good Practice Blog
32. Is it Complicated?
All you do is fill in a form
no programming skills required
33. Where do you find blogs?
34. Subscribing to a blog
RSS Readers lots of options

  • Web-based Bloglines, Google Reader

Analogy: subscribing to an rss feed can be likened to taking out a magazine subscription
35. 36.

  • Private?

37. Public?FREQUENCY
Some Things to Consider
1. What is the purpose of your blog?2. What about frequency, identitiy, visibility

  • Anonymous?

38. First Name? 39. Full Name? 40. Alias? 41. Daily? 42. Weekly? 43. Monthly?