I’ve been avoiding my blog a bit as I was unsure of really where to get started. After our session with Sue Waters on Tuesday I think I’m wrapping my head around educational blogging. I took some time this week to watch the recommended video by Sue called “What is a blog?” and I also went through some of the resources she recommended through Edublogs.
So, what stuck with me this week…
“Blogging isn’t publishing! It is about social learning.”
This quote made me think about the Blogging Cycle Sue showed us and about my participation in this class. The creation of the blog wasn’t just for me to post but for others to comment and for me to comment to others. The importance of feedback for all of us in what we are sharing stuck with me this week so I set up Feedly to help me better manage our class blogs. Clive Thompson’s Audience Effect is something else I explored this week. In the article Thinking Out Loud he discusses how we take things more seriously when we have a valid audience.
From this information this week I have recommitted (even though it is mandatory for this class and only October) to being a better blogger. I will blog, respond to comments made on my blog, and comment on my fellow classmates blog. The assignment isn’t to make a blog it is to engage in social learning and that I will do.