VirtualMV/Digital Learning Technologies/Blogging
|Digital Learning Technologies|
|Blogging||Microblog | Blogs | WordPress | Google | In teaching and learning | Issues|
2014: Change suggestions
- Set up a Personal Learning Environment - we will be using a Blog...
- Gravatar: https://en.gravatar.com - A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. You upload it and create your profile just once, and then when you participate in any Gravatar-enabled site, your Gravatar image will automatically follow you there.
A technology that is used extensively for Learning is the Blog. In this section we will look at both the micro-blog and the blog.
A Blog or "weblog" (Cyber Business Centre, 2003; Winer, 2002) is an online diary or journal, typically documenting the day-to-day life of an individual, and has become a way in which individuals can record unstructured comments and allow reader annotations.
Examples of Blog software include
Tumblr lets you share anything you like effortlessly 
Medium connects people, stories, and ideas that matter to you. 
LiveJournal is a community publishing platform, willfully blurring the lines between blogging and social networking. 
For an intro to blogging WikiEducator has some training at http://wikieducator.org/Creating_a_blog/Introduction
Examples of Microblog software include
- identi.ca (discontinued 2013)
- twiducate ( http://www.twiducate.com )
- A free resource for educators. Developed in 2009, the goal is to create a medium for teachers and students to continue their learning outside the classroom. twiducate attempts to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners in a social networking environment.
|Allows use of #hash tag for organising||New users need mobile device to create an account (changed 2014)|
||.com has no Google analytics or Google AdWords. Has its own stats and advertising possible (WordAds = specialised one for WordPress, and you need to attach your site to a domain name)|
|Wordpress.org||Allows fully customisable private hosting (including changing CSS and adding custom plug-ins)||Able to use Google Analytics & Adwords|
|Blogger (Google)||Very easy to use and to start up and free||Uploading a photo can take sometime to put up|
|Sites (Google)||Must be completely shared for others to make comments|
|Tumblr||It combines Blogging and social media together, other users blogs can be reblogged to your own tumblr, very easy to use||There are limitations on theme designs, business blogging is difficult on tumblr||Your tumblr site can be unavailable when they have issues until they have fixed the problem|
|Medium||It is blog Platform where people can share their idea and stories.||It is not easy to customize.|
|LiveJournal||It is a blog that encourages communal interaction.||Not that much convenient.|
- Cyber Business Center. (2003). Full Glossary Listing. University of Nottingham. Retrieved April 28, 2008, from http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/cyber/fullglos.html
- Winer, D. (2002). The History of Weblogs. Retrieved December 11, 2004, from http://newhome.weblogs.com/historyOfWeblogs
- BBC. (2006). Blogosphere sees healthy growth. Retrieved April 27, 2008, from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6129496.stm
- Technorati. (n.d.). About Us. Retrieved April 27, 2008 from http://technorati.com/about/
- Tumblr. (2007). About Tumblr. Retrieved March 16, 2015, from https://www.tumblr.com/about
- Medium. (2012). About Medium. Retrieved March 29, 2015, from https://medium.com/@Medium/medium-connects-the-people-stories-and-ideas-that-matter-to-you-495655fb8459
- LiveJournal. (1999). About LiveJournal. Retrieved April 02, 2015, from http://www.livejournal.com/about