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  1. Blogging as Lifelong Learning Glenn Groulx

  2. Assumptions About Blogging • The individual learner requires sustained, long-term support to “learn how to learn” • Blogging is integrated into social networking tools, not separate from them • Blogging is voluntary, expressive, and iterative • Blogging implies personal commitment, ownership and responsibility • Blogging skills enables participation within multiple contexts from multiple perspectives

  3. Formal Online Blogging Contexts

  4. Lifelong Learning Perspectives

  5. Lifelong Blogging Paradigms

  6. Questions for Lifelong Blogging • How will I /How do I prefer to participate as a learner in various contexts? • What skills are needed to manage learning? • What roles will require practice/honing? • Which communities will I become active in? • Which skills, resources, and experts do I want to develop as a lifelong learner? • How do I become more self-regulated as a lifelong learner? • How do I measure my own knowledge-building?

  7. What is Knowledge Building? • Berry-picking • Piling • Weaving • Texturing • Path-finding • Path-making • Sense-making • Path-sharing • Sense-giving

  8. Berry Picking

  9. Berry-Picking Activities that involve identifying, evaluating and selecting resources; collecting ideas, links, and references; creating annotated bookmarks within Delicious, and adding annotated bookmarks to profile page;

  10. Piling

  11. Piling Activities that detail decisions for classifying posts using Tags, categorizing posts, adding tags, keywords, and reasons for culling and revising tags; impressions of Tag Clouds of own and others’ blogs;

  12. Jigging

  13. Jigging Activities that describe personal strategies and experiences while tapping into data streams such as Twitter feeds, network wire feeds, network activity streams, and use of email alerts and RSS feeds;

  14. Weaving

  15. Weaving Activities that demonstrate summarizing of content, embedding links into posts; adding quotes and citing sources from others’ posts, articles, web sites, podcasts and other multi-media resources

  16. Texturing

  17. Texturing Activities that explain strategies for tracking switches of narrative tone, voice and register; engages and addresses multiple audiences; provides textual cues such as highlighting, font changes, color-coding, meta-commenting, and layering (multiple revisions, comments interspersed with updated links and content)

  18. Path Finding

  19. Path Finding Activities that describe activities surrounding searching for, evaluating, identifying and selecting online tools, experts, and resources (hit-miss experiences)

  20. Path-Making

  21. Path-Making Activities that describe strategies (what works, most promising practices) used for search and collection routines for using search tools/portals; posts that review others’ posts that describe path-making activities

  22. Path-Sharing

  23. Path-sharing Activities intended to inform and share best practices with others and/or that involve sharing experiences of how they have learned within the network, and mentoring others on skills and knowledge required for path-finding and path-making;

  24. Sense-making

  25. Sense-Making Activities that engage in self-talk, rehearsals, or pause-points, or involve pulling ideas into coherent frameworks such as schemas and typologies; posts that involve elaboration, evaluation, and analysis of ideas and concepts;

  26. Sense-Giving

  27. Sense-Giving Activities that involve passing along experiences and summary impressions, or which demonstrate modeling skills, mentoring, reporting, exchanging ideas, and acting as witness and observer and commenter;

  28. Thank you for listening! Questions and Discussion