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Using blogs in learning and teaching

Due to their ease of use, free availability and appeal to authors and readers alike, blogs are now one of the most common types of website found on the Internet. This accessibility and the reflective nature of blog authoring means that they are appropriate to many learning and teaching applications, particularly in higher education. As a result, the University of Leeds now hosts a system (Elgg) which can be used by staff and students to create personal and community blogs that can be shared with others.

These pages explore:

  1. What is a blog?
  2. Why are blogs relevant to learning and teaching in higher education?
  3. Issues and risks associated with blogging
  4. Example blog applications in learning and teaching
  5. Case studies of blogging use within higher education and at Leeds.
  6. How to plan to use blogging in your teaching?
  7. How to set up your Elgg account and start your blog?
  8. How to use the other features of the Elgg system?
  9. How to use feeds to monitor blogs.
  10. Where can you find out more information about blogging in education?

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