OERu/Support/Technology tutorials/Blogging/Introduction

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Blogging is a social phenomenon
Many OERu courses use blogs to support learning (eg sharing outputs of e-Learning activities, reflective journals, e-portfolios, connecting with peers etc.) Drawing on our research of new OERu learners, the majority of course participants have not used blogs before. This support tutorial has been prepared for learners who have been asked to create a blog to support their learning, but don't know where to start.

The modern blog evolved from the 1990s and has become a popular form of web publishing. While the technology has been around for two decades, many learners and educators do not maintain their own blog sites. Rest assured, you are not alone on your journey in discovering the world of blogging.

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After completing this tutorial and corresponding e-Learning learning challenge, you will have:

  • Created a free blog to support your learning;
  • Customised the layout of your blog according to your preferences;
  • Posted a learning reflection on what you would like to achieve with your blog and experiences in creating one.