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• "Blog" is an abridgement of the term web log.

• "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

If a blog is more suited for showcasing student or faculty work, for the purpose of publicity, please contact Holly Camerota at College Relations. Examples of these types of blog are http://sata-vietnamblog.conncoll.edu/ (link now broken)
and http://oak.conncoll.edu/%7Esatablog/blog/

Blogging at Connecticut College is also supported by CELS, Admissions and Alumni Relations. Please contact the department most suited to your needs for blogging support. You may contact the Instructional Technology Team for assistance with blogs that directly support course curriculum.

To start a Blogger blog, go to this page: https://www.blogger.com/start. If you do not have a Google account, or a GMail account, you will be asked to start one.
This account will be different from your Google Apps for Education account, unfortunately, as the Education account does not yet support blogging.

From archive:

"Blogs are frequently updated web pages on which authors post short comments about news items, interesting websites, their thoughts and more. Blogs are part of a nanopublishing revolution that allows individuals to express themselves to the world. Blogs are easy to create, easy to maintain and fun to read." (From Blogging 101, a good introduction)

Pedagogical Information

Why weblog?

Blogs in Education


At the current time, we are using either Blogger or the ConnCourse Blogging tool for curriculum support. Please contact Diane Creede or Frank Fulchiero for assistance and advice. If you would like a public blog appropriate for publicizing the College, or one of your activities at the college, please contact Holly Camerata in College Relations.

Blogger Tips

  1. To start your first Blogger blog, go to http://www.blogger.com.
  2. To find your own Blogger blogs, just go to http://www.blogger.com and sign in. You will be taken to your blog dashboard.
  3. use an image for a header
  4. Blogger in Draft, use the latest tools
  5. Blogger permissions and other tips
  6. Blogger hit counters, these, however, do not count RSS or atom subscribers.
  7. Creating expandable post summaries

Other popular blogging software

  • Edublogs, a free account is also created in Wikispaces
  • TypePad hosted blogging from the developers of Movable Type

Blog Software Comparison Chart

I think this was the fist blog, by Dave Winer


EduBloggerCon Atlanta 2007

Creating weblogging templates in Photoshop

SupportBlogging! wiki to help promote an understanding of the benefits of educational blogging.

Eduforge is an open access environment designed for the sharing of ideas, research outcomes, open content and open source software for education. "You are welcome to use our community resources or start your own project space."

"Educational Weblogs" (Note: A bit of a political slant)

Web 2.0 in Education

Content Management Systems Can also be used to build wikis and weblogs

Feed Readers

The best way to keep track of new postings to blogs is with RSS feed readers. A blog generally automatically generates an atom or RSS feed, and has subscription links on it.

Bloglines blog web reader Free, one of the better web-based general RSS reader, although the purchased stand-alone clients are usually better.

Other popular on-line feed readers: Google Reader, Newsgator

New browsers (Safari, IE7, Firefox) also allow reading and subscribing to RSS feeds.

Finding Blogs

  1. For a general idea of the "blogosphere" in general, from your own blog click on "Next Blog". If you don't see this button in a blog, back up in your browser.
  2. Sign out of Blogger, and go to http://www.blogger.com, look at "Blogs of Note" or "Blogs Updated".
  3. Reference to many academic blogs, in wiki format.
  4. ScienceBlogs
  5. Do a search on Technorati, at http://technorati.com/, they keep track of over 60 million blogs
  6. To search for specific blogs or posts, Technorati tracks over 55 million blogs.

Interesting Educational Blogs

Academic Commons

Penn State TLT

Will Richardson

e-learning 2.0


Drexel CoAS E-Learning Jean-Claude Bradley

University of Mary Washington Instructional Technologies

Blogs at Princeton University

Teaching With Technology

HigherEd BlogCon 2006, an online event focused on how new online communications technologies and social tools are changing Higher Education. Running through most of April.

vlog 3.0 Adrian Miles

Aperto Sasan Salari

Abject Learning Brian Lamb

My Educational Diatribe Mark Ott

D'Arcy Norman

Dan Karleen

Fred Stutzman

James Farmer

Learning Now Andy Carvin

Not sure how interesting, but Frank has started a blog for the DCC here. Good blogroll though!

Video Blogging

(Also know as vlogging)

History wiki-to enter


mefeedia videoblogger site

voxmedia videoblogs

freevlog, videoblogging site