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Steve Wheeler.

Three things you should know about blogging by Steve Wheeler.

Steve is Associate Professor in Information & Computer Technology, School of Education (Faculty of Health, Education and Society) at Plymouth University.

Steve is well-known internationally for his work in social media and technology in education. Steve is author of the popular blog "Learning with e's" and he is @timbuckteeth on Twitter.

Steve is passionate about motivating as many educators as possible to engage online with their professional community. He recommends that one of the best ways to do this is through blogging and we suggest that you read seven reasons why teachers should blog. A blog is a great technology for sharing your thoughts, ideas and best practice using a public online platform. Follow Steve's advice and "get blogging!"[1].

In this video signpost Steve shares three things you should know about blogging.

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Key points
  • If you don't have a current blog and are familiar with online technologies, you should work through the quickstart guide below.
  • If you need more detailed instructions and tips, you can work through the WikiEducator tutorial on creating a blog


This quickstart guide is intended for learners who are familiar with using online technologies but do not maintain a blog. If you need more detailed instructions, you can delve into a little more detail by following the additional resource links or working sequentially through the subpages of this tutorial.

Actions Additional resources
Choose a blog service provider
Create a blog account
Configure your blog Customise preferences (including settings for comments) and personalise the layout of your blog:
Post your first blog entry
(E-Learning activity for OERu learners)
OERu learners may be required to compete the learning outcome actions referenced below (consult your course instructions). See learning outcome actions for posting your first blog:


  1. Sourced from Three things you should know about blogging, re-licensed under CC-BY-SA with permission.