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Logging for learning

logging for Learning!

Zaid Ali Alsagoff


Logging for learning

http://www.slideshare.net/NerdyChristie/science-and-the-public-why-every-lab-should-tweet

"Savvy scientists must increasingly engage with blogs and social media... Even if you choose not to blog, you can certainly expect your papers and ideas will increasingly be blogged about. So there it is – blog or be blogged.“

– Paul Knoepfler


Contents

CONTENTS

  • Blogging

  • Why Blog?

  • For Learning?

  • Tools

  • Challenges & Solutions

  • Moving Forward


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BLOGGING


2 minute crash course

2 Minute Crash Course!

http://youtu.be/WwcW5AKcfl4


Definition

Definition

Blog (short of Weblog):

  • Is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual, with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video.

  • Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.

  • "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog


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WHY BLOG?


Blogging empowers

Blogging EMPOWERS…

  • Independent Learning

  • Informal Learning

  • Collaborative Learning

  • Information/Media Literacy

  • Communication Skills

  • Reading & Writing Skills

  • Reflection & Thinking Skills

  • Creative Expression & Visualization

  • Curiosity and Exploration

  • A Lifelong e-Portfolio!


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FOR LEARNING?


Logging for learning

Infographic: http://langwitches.org/blog/2012/10/08/implementing-blogging-in-the-classroom/


1 expert blog

1 – Expert Blog

http://langwitches.org/blog/


2 learning domain

2 – Learning Domain

http://www.ox.ac.uk/media/science_blog/


3 newsletter

3 – Newsletter

http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm


4 library

4 – Library

http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com/


5 resource

5 - Resource

http://edudemic.com/


6 teacher

6 – Teacher

http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/


7 class

7 – Class

http://jmsalsich.edublogs.org/


8 student

8 – Student

http://jadensawesomeblog.blogspot.com/


9 group project class

9 – Group Project (Class)

IMU Student Blogging Project to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle!

http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/2011/01/student-blogging-project-to-promote.html


10 group project world

10 – Group Project (World)

http://ourworldourstories.edublogs.org/


Blogging is a lifelong

e-Portfolio

Blogging is a Lifelong…

Web

Tools

http://blog.helenbarrett.org/p/using-blogger-to-maintain-eportfolio.html


Explore more

Explore More?

http://edublogawards.com/


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TOOLS


Blogging tools

Blogging Tools?

https://www.blogger.com/

http://wordpress.com/

https://www.tumblr.com/

https://posterous.com/


Rss feeds google reader

RSS Feeds & Google Reader

RSS

Add

Feed

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Blog

Access ALL blogs & new (student) posts from one place!

http://www.google.com/reader


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CHALLENGES

&

SOLUTIONS


Logging for learning

"Blogging is About Writing,

but it begins with Reading..."

- Dean Shareski

Adapted from (Slide 6): http://www.slideshare.net/langwitches/learning-to-blog-for-your-students


Blogging challenges

Blogging Challenges?

  • Getting Teachers Onboard

  • Getting an Audience

  • Getting Feedback

  • Assessing Learning


A getting teachers onboard

A. Getting Teachers Onboard?

SUPPORT

TRAINING


Awesome blogging guide

Awesome Blogging Guide?

Part I: Reading

Part II A: Writing

Part II B: Student Writing

Part III: Commenting

Part IV: Connecting

Part V: Reciprocating

Part VI: Consistency

Blogging Guide : http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/10/23/coming-soon-stepping-it-up-learning-about-blogs-for-your-students/

Presentation Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/langwitches/learning-to-blog-for-your-students


A beginner s how to guide

A Beginner’s How-To-Guide?

Guide: http://langwitches.org/blog/2010/08/29/getting-to-know-your-blog-a-how-to-guide/


Getting started with blogger

Getting Started with Blogger?

10-Minute MISSION

  • Create blog

  • Write a post

  • Add a link (URL)

  • Add an image

  • Embed a video

  • Add a Gadget

  • Customize your blog layout

  • Set comment moderation settings

http://www.blogger.com/

Getting Started Guide: http://support.google.com/blogger/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=112498


B getting an audience

B. Getting an Audience?

ZERO

EQUALS


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Great

Blog Post?

Source: http://socialfresh.com/is-this-the-perfect-blog-post-infographic/


Use social media to engage

Use Social Media to Engage…

RSS Feed

Blog


C getting feedback

C. Getting Feedback?

YES!

NO!


Quadblogging

QuadBlogging

A Blog needs an audience to keep it alive for your learners.

Too often blogs wither away leaving the learners frustrated and bored. Quadblogging gives your blog a truly authentic and global audience that will visit your blog, leave comments and return on a cycle.

http://quadblogging.net/


Quadblogging concept explained

QuadBlogging Concept Explained

http://youtu.be/g1Svb1lkwFw


D assessing students

D. Assessing Students?

PEER

TEACHER

SELF-ASSESSMENT


Embrace rubrics peer feedback to

Embrace Rubrics & Peer-Feedback to…

Assess Creativity& More Authentic Learning!

Web

Tools

E-Portfolio


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Example: http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/blogging-commenting-rubric.pdf


Logging for learning

Example: http://langwitches.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/blogging-commenting-rubric.pdf


How to write a quality comment

How to Write a Quality Comment?

Source: http://educational-blogging.wikispaces.com/Our+**How+to+Write+a+Quality+Comment**+Video


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Moving Forward


Logging for learning

“I firmly believe, that an educator who expects his/her students to blog for learning, NEEDS to be blogging for their own learning. ”

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/11/26/learning-about-blogs-for-your-students-part-ii-writing/


Moving forward

Moving Forward?

  • EXPLORE Other blogs in your learning domain and beyond.

  • CREATE Your own expert and/or course blog that explores your discoveries and learning.

  • ASSIGNStudents to create blogs for their individual (and group) assignments/projects/e-portfolios.

  • CONNECTYour students’ blogs (and yours) to experts and peers from around the world using social media and online communities.

  • ALWAYSGive constructive feedback, and encourage students to give peer-feedback.

  • HAVE FUN!!!


University strategy

University Strategy?

  • Used For:

  • News

  • Articles

  • Stories

  • Sharing Resources

  • Collaboration

  • Projects

  • Learning

  • Etc.

Learning Domains

Dept/Centers

Groups

  • Blog for:

  • Library

  • E-Learning

  • Student Services

  • Academic Affairs

  • Alumni

  • Etc.

  • Blog for every key learning domain

  • Courses

  • Student batches

  • Communities

  • Clubs


Logging for learning

Q&A


Logging for learning

YOU

JOIN THE LEARNING ADVENTURE! 

http://bit.ly/NReRox

‘IMU Learning Series’ is about connecting inspiring and exceptional educators around the world to…


You are not alone please join us

You Are Not Alone, Please Join Us!

http://www.facebook.com/groups/t4t2011/


Are you a learning gladiator

Are YOU a Learning Gladiator?

Mission:

"To Rid the World of Bad Learning & Teaching!"

JOIN US!

http://bit.ly/LYOLOD


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Have a ZaidLearn!

http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/


Logging for learning

Zaid Ali Alsagoff

E-Learning Manager

E-mail : [email protected]

Blog : http://zaidlearn.blogspot.com/

Twitter: http://twitter.com/zaidlearn

IMU : http://imu.edu.my

DID : +603-2731 7327

Ext. : 3115


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