Web Team Notice

Subject: Information about "blogs" in education
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 08:46:00 -0700
From: Cheryl Lambert

The term "blog" (a shortened version of "web log") is new to many of us at Ohlone. If there are *any* questions (even ones that seem very basic to you) about blogs or wikis or other terms, I encourage you to contact me!

Here are a few interesting articles about using blogs in education:

And, a few education-related blogs:

  • Blogging for Education
    http://blogsavvy.net/category/blogging-for-education/
  • College Web Editor - Web, marketing & PR in higher ed
    http://collegewebeditor.com/blog/
    (categories include Admissions, Blogs & Wikis, Higher Ed Bloggers and Podcasters, Marketing Strategy, Podcasting and iPods, President and VPs)

FREE BLOGGING SERVICES

I have recently learned about several free add-free education-related blogging services in which faculty, staff, and administration may be interested. (They use WordPress, a popular blogging program.)

  1. Edublogs at http://edublogs.org/
    "Free blogs for teachers, trainers, lecturers, librarians and other edu professionals."
    A FREE ad-free account on Wikispaces (http://www.wikispaces.com/) is included.
  2. Uniblogs at http://uniblogs.org/
    "Free blogs for university [college and higher education] students."
  3. ESLblogs at http://eslblogs.org/
    "…dedicated to esl and efl teachers and learners…"
    (the create an account section is on the About page)