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Poll: What blogging software do you use?

Dont Waste Your Time

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WordPress as a VLE or CMS?

Dont Waste Your Time

My understanding of WordPress is that it is a blogging tool, but I have also used it to run corporate, commercial, charity, and special interest websites. It also runs some extremely powerful (and large) websites that are much more than a blog or news site. “If you thought WordPress was just blogging software, it’s time to take a second look. Not too shabby.”

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments. It examines the use of blogging softwareas an interface to digital library content stored in a separaterepository. Clay Shirky My latest additions to

Top 10 eLearning Predictions 2011 #LCBQ

Tony Karrer

Twitter, Yammer), wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc. The availability of cost-effective resources to facilitate wide collaboration (including open source software that enables wikis, discussion groups, chat and even web conferencing) presents the chance for organizations to reconsider the effectiveness of the performance support being offered to their people. Learning apps. Rovy F.

"Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

This article investigates the use of social software applications in digital library environments. It examines the use of blogging software as an interface to digital library content stored in a separate repository. ( LINK ). The article concludes with a review of positive and negative outcomes from this approach and makes recommendations for further research

The Purpose of a Blog Course Communication Center


Firstly to acknowledge that this is probably not the original purpose that blogging software has been developed. What is the purpose of a blog course communication center 1. Efficient and Direct Notification Service - One post to many blog (course) members direct to their personal email. 3. Efficient and Direct Feedback from Students to Staff and vice-versa via comments It is not proposed that a blog course communication center is to act as messageboard for students? Tags: blogging communication Central access to course information. 4.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Many of the blogs I follow are part of the  eLearningLearning community. When it comes to free cloud apps, I also share them on my blog's  Free Cloud Apps page. It is tough to stay on top of all the great stuff being offered out there, but the blogs and social media certainly help. Cloud Blogging Social Media Twitter Google e-Learning Cloud ComputingApril's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools.

Blogging as Reflective Practice

Adventures in Corporate Education

know everyone does not understand the big deal about blogging. I’ve even heard it said that if people have time to write a blog, they obviously have too much time on their hands. Well, since my blog is all about corporate education, I want to talk about how blogging is actually an educational tool. Blogging can be used as reflective practice. That article outlined the benefits to blogging in two areas: Activity. Blogging follows the reflective cycle of planning –> experiencing –> observing –> reflecting.

Software Engineering Matters!


I discovered this blog, Software Engineering Matters , via one of my Google Search Bots  / Google Alerts. If your discipline is software engineering, it's definitely work a look and RSS subscription.    Here is how the blog author, Nicholas Chen, describes himself: I am currently pursuing a Ph.D in software engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am a programming language fanatic and love learning new programming languages.   I would like to expand this part of the Engineering Learning Wiki

Snake oil, clubs, and real solutions (with thanks to Matt)

Dave's Whiteboard

I’m no expert on blog software.  Dave’s Whiteboard uses WordPress because that’s what my son recommended.  (He’s the kind of guy who builds a foot switch for Ableton Live [electronic-music software] out of a spare keyboard and a couple of those rubber furniture disks, so he’s a primary resource for me.). If you don’t have your own blog, you might be unaware that there’s always an “admin side&# — the behind-the-scenes stuff where the blogger creates posts, reviews comments, tinkers with the appearance, and so on.

ProProfs Quiz Maker - A Quiz Engine worth Looking at

The Learning Generalist

It also gives you embed codes that you can place on your blog or website. I was particularly interested in the embed codes because I wanted to check if I could embed a ProProfs quiz into an Articulate project. The embeds work quite nicely on wiki and blog software. Here's a quick blow by blow account of what I've found in the hour that I played with the tool.

How to blog, or, ignore my advice

Dave's Whiteboard

I have three real blogs, by which I mean ones I actually post things on.  I have two others I received by registering at and Blogger.  I almost never sign on to Blogger (a choice, not a critique), and mainly use when I show someone how to start a blog. I don’t do that often; I’m a poor proselytizer.  There are two main routes to having your own blog.  The simpler one, for most people, is a blog hosted on sites like or Blogger.  Most of them don’t see their blog that way. 

e-Learning Acupuncture: Is Open Source LCMS really the way to go?

eLearning Acupuncture

They have three major advantages that make them very attractive, especially for budget conscious smaller schools that are considering deploying LCMS software for the first time: Advantage #1: The code is FREE! have a web hosting account and use the off-the-shelf open source forum, wiki, image gallery and blog software. Online Resources for DE Resources for DE Rubrics Stephen Downes The Journal of Educators Online U Idaho - DE at a Glance Blog Archive ► 2010 (16) ► July (1) Online Social Networks Will Never Die! Advantage #2: The code is FREE! Interesting.

Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

For this scenario, I've chosen tools that (a) I'm most familiar with, (b) are provide as Software Services, (c) are free - a big part of the reason I'm familiar with them. :) The tools are: PBwiki - See also - Comparison of Wiki Software Yahoo My Web - See also - Social Bookmarking Face-Off Yahoo MyWeb better than, rollyo, Each person on the team creates a Blogger blog account Each person registers their blog on Technorati. If so, please blog about your results. tools apply to this need. How will it work?