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Adoption, Pedagogy, and Analytics: Exploring Two Years of Institutional Blog Data
January 7, 2013

For more than a decade, educators and scholars have explored, researched, and implemented blogs in academic settings in a wide variety of ways. Many uses of blogs are still common in academia…

7 Things You Should Know About WordPress
September 2, 2011

WordPress is an open-source web application that is fundamentally a tool for publishing content , and a broad array of colleges and universities have made use of WordPress and encouraged its …

7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication
February 9, 2010

Backchannel communication is a secondary conversation that takes place at the same time as a conference session, lecture, or instructor-led learning activity. This might involve students using a …

7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging
July 7, 2009

Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content—which could be text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media—on the Internet. Microblogging offers a p…

7 Things You Should Know About Twitter
July 18, 2007

Twitter is an online application that is part blog, part social networking site, and part cell phone/IM tool. It is designed to let users describe what they are doing or thinking at a given momen…

Reflecting, Writing, and Responding: Reasons Students Blog
January 1, 2007

Faculty and students are recognizing blogging's learning potential, including the chance to practice writing, reflect on others' thinking, and respond to critical analyses of one's…

ELI Innovations & Implementations—USC Confluence: A Campus-Wide Academic Wiki
January 1, 2006

The University of Southern California's Center for Scholarly Technology (CST) launched Confluence, a pilot campus-wide wiki service, to facilitate collaborative learning activities. USC found …

7 Things You Should Know About Blogs
September 15, 2005

A blog—shorthand for "Web log"—is an online collection of personal commentary and links. Blogs can be viewed as online journals to which others can respond that are as sim…

7 Things You Should Know About Videoblogging
August 15, 2005

A videoblog, or vlog, is a Web log (blog) that primarily utilizes video rather than text or audio. Videoblogging offers a richer experience than text blogging by combining movies, sound, still im…