Last week, I gave a workshop for faculty on blogging. I stuck mostly to the basics: giving some definitions (many thanks to Jill for helping me re-find hers), deciphering some of the jargon, showing a few examples, and finally (briefly) touching on the educational applications of blogging.
One useful outcome of the workshop, for me at least, was that I spent quite a bit of time sorting through (and adding to) my collection of blogging-related bookmarks. Several of these have been linked here previously, but I thought it would be useful to compile them for easy reference. Here, for example is a (perhaps somewhat arbitrary) collection of blog criticism links I assembled for the talk:
- “Blog.” Wiktionary.
- “Blog.” Internet Marketing Dictionary. Marketingterms.com.
- Blood, Rebecca. "Weblogs: A History and Perspective." Rebecca's Pocket. 07 September 2000. 17 February 2005.
- Greco, Diane. “The Discourse of Diet Blogs.” Tekka 2:4 (tekka7). Subscription required.
- Feldman, Michael. “What Exactly is a Blog Posting?” Dowbrigade News. 7 Nov. 2004.
- Jerz, Dennis. “The Blogosphere: What's in It for Me? (An Introduction).” Jerz’s Literacy Weblog. 2 April 2004.
- Lawley, Elizabeth Lane. “Why Do Academics Blog?” Mamamusings. 8 Feb. 2005.
- Leslie, Scott. “Matrix of Some Uses of Blogs in Education.” EdTechPost. 9 Oct. 2003.
- Mitchell, Dan. “Thoughts about Blogs in Education.” Dan Mitchell’s Teachnology Blog. 23 July 2004.
- Mortensen, Torrill and Jill Walker. “Blogging Thoughts: Personal Publication as an Online Research Tool” (PDF). Researching ICTs in Context: SKIKT-Researchers’ Conference 2002. 8 April 2002.
- Raine, Lee. “The State of Blogging.” Pew Internet & American Life Project. 2 Jan. 2005.
- Rosencrance, Linda. “Blogs Bubble into Business.” Computerworld. 26 Jan. 2004.
- Walker, Jill. “Blogging Makes Writing Easier.” jill/txt. 12 Dec. 2004.
- Walker, Jill. “Final Version of Weblog Definition.” jill/txt. 28 June 2003.
- “Weblog.” Wikipedia.