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  1. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License. Blogging for beginners:using blogs to promote your research LSE Centre for Learning Technology

  2. Outline • What is a Blog? • Using Blogs for Research • Other uses • Hands-on: Create your own Blog • Blogging Good Practice

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  4. How can blogs be useful for research?

  5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/

  6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/globalintegrity/2405107045/

  7. Image: Authors own photo of a lecture theatre with teaching taking place Subscription resource: No URL: N / A Edited: No Amendments: N / A Date: Unknown

  8. Other uses • Newsletter / Updates • Teaching • Teacher’s course Blog • Students’ course Blog • Students’ personal Blogs

  9. Hands on: Create your own blog with Wordpress Image: Wordpress logo Subscription resource: No URL: http://wordpress.com Edited: No Amendments: N / A Date: Unknown

  10. Suggested Tasks • Create a Wordpress Account & Blog • Add your first ‘Post’ • Add a post that links to my blog post • Comment on another participants Blog • Change the Blog Appearance • Add a post with an embedded image

  11. Today’s blogs http://xxxxxxx.wordpress.com

  12. RSS Feeds & Email • Embed links (RSS feeds) to your blog elsewhere on the web • Readers can ‘follow’ your blog • Feed Reader • Email Subscription

  13. Good practice tips • Clear purpose • Develop a writing style • Write regularly • Tag your posts • Short & concise posts with links • Publicise your blog

  14. More technical tips • Backup strategy for hosted blogs • Spam protection • Take advantage of RSS • Blog Tools: • Wordpress.com, Blogger, edublogs.org

  15. Further Help • Centre for Learning Technology • S169 • clt-support@lse.ac.uk • x4697