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Introducing Edublogs Premium

Well, here goes.

In my first ever post – four years ago this month – I wondered how I could provide this wonderful technology to teachers and learners. There was the visionary Manila (too hard – for me) and the ever present Blogger (too out of your control) but it wasn’t until WPMU came along that things started to click.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

However, there’s always been something missing from Edublogs – yes you can have student blogs at learnerblogs.org, uniblogs.org or eslblogs.org – but the problem with multi-user blogging is that it’s never been, …

  • Posted on: February 6th, 2007
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  • Category: Education, Just Blogging

A Personal Learning Environment based on WPMU

I don’t usually do this but I thought that Blogsavvy readers might be interested in a more educationally focussed and in-depth article that I’ve put together at incorporated subversion regarding how WordPress (and more specifically WPMU) could form the basis of the next generation of Learning Management Systems as Personal Learning Environments.

Blackboard beware… we’re coming after you 😉…

  • Posted on: January 11th, 2006
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  • Category: Education

Giving blogs with pLog / lifetype

Update: due to a trademark dispute with Amazon, pLog is now ‘LifeType’ and lives here instead (better name anyway I reckon!), This is part of a larger, ongoing series which examines how – in 2005 / 2006 – you can give people blogs. Visit the contents page to see the lot (or suggest more content!) or grab the feed to keep up with new stuff! pLog seems to be somewhat the forgotten gem of open source blogging solutions and well worth checking out for anyone examining this area. Not that I’m the first to kinda like what’s offered here, for …

  • Posted on: August 31st, 2005
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  • Category: Archives, Education

How you SHOULD use blogs in education

Following on from how NOT to use blogs in education this post attempts to summarise this paper and add a few extra angles onto how you can use blogs effectively in education and invites your additional hints, tips, criticisms & wotnot. You must incorporate blogs as key, task driven, elements of your course – This may sound obvious but simply providing blogs to learners and saying ‘Hey, use them however you want’ is an absolute guarantee of failure as all but 1 or 2 people will take you up on it. Significantly here that I’m not saying assessment… you can …

  • Posted on: July 29th, 2005
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  • Category: Education, Featured, Just Blogging

How NOT to use blogs in education

Update: You can now find part II, how you SHOULD use blogs in education, here.

I thought I’d summarise a paper (Blogs @ Anywhere: High fidelity online communication) that I’m hoping to have accepted for ASCILITE 2005 here in two posts offering quick summaries of how I think you should & shouldn’t try to use blogs in education. If you’re into depth then you might prefer the paper, otherwise read on: Never never approach blogs as discussion boards, listservs or learning management systems: Almost invariably the first thing people do when encountering new technologies is to try and get …

  • Posted on: July 27th, 2005
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  • Category: Education, Featured