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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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How to View Blogs

In their early days, blogs acquired a reputation as a place for one-person rants. But apart from their functionality as an easy web page creation tool, blogs provide an excellent space for reflection, post-and-response conversation, and knowledge sharing. For the instructor looking for course architecture, a blog is a clean, simple space for arranging assignments, discussion questions, and links to course material.
A blog can even be used to host an entire online course. Here are screenshots from the flagship example, “23 Things,” created by Helene Blowers for use by library staff. Wanting to help staff become more comfortable with using new technologies, Helene used a free blogging tool to set up a site outlining a course ...

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