Weblog Workshops

Following the success and interest generated from our Blogging to Learn, Learning to Blog webinars, we are excited to announce we will be running 2 workshops that will provide you with an in-depth and practical use of blog software.

Participants will also be given an opportunity to start their own LTUG blog!

Workshop 1: Getting up Close and Personal with Weblogs

Date: Wednesday 4th May, 2005

Time: 10.30 – 11.30am

Outline: the aim of this workshop is to take participants deep into the heart of blogging and aggregation. The workshop will also address how blogs differ from various other online communication tools.

Participants will leave the workshop with access to a fully functional, personal LTUG blog and Bloglines account.

This session is ideal preparation for the following workshop: "Uses of Weblogs".

Workshop 2: Using Weblogs

Date: Wednesday 11th May, 2005

Time: 10.30 – 11.30am

Outline: The aim of this workshop is to discuss the different possible uses of blogs in the educational context. It explores examples of possible use and invites discussion over the advantages and disadvantages of teacher blogging, student blogging, and class aggregation.

Participants will be invited to share their perspectives and ideas in this area and will leave the session equipped with strategies and knowledge in the application of blogging and aggregation in education.

Program Presenter: James Farmer – LTUG member and advisor.

James is a designer, educator, writer, and technologist living and working in Melbourne. He works as an Education Designer at Deakin University and is also the founder of incsub, an online education and organisational learning consultancy and the author of incorporated subversion.

Special rates for LTUG members will apply – registration details to be released shortly on the LTUG website – or watch this space! In the meantime – mark these dates in your calendar!

Please let me know if you have any queries!

Anne BB