So... I am blogging now...
Much to my chagrin, I have had some difficulty getting my blog up and running as part of the class feed (E-Learning and Digital Culture). I am hoping I am all set now, after some help from Andy Mitchell, Coursera Community TA. I remember trying "blogging" a few years back to see how it was being used for distance learning classes. At the time I didn't see much difference between the blog and an online forum. I follow a few blogs now and I realized they were much more evolved; mini web pages instead of text posts. I am looking forward to using more of the tools available in future posts.
As part of my class #edcmooc we are supposed to create a digital "artefact". After seeing some fantastic blog posts, I decided this was the platform I wanted to use.
I started teaching distance learning courses in 1998. I set-up web pages, I had my own domain, the whole bit. I started incorporating student projects into my classes and encouraged the students to use technology to present their projects. There were plenty of powerpoints, burned to CD, but there were also a lot of wonderful web pages hosted most often on Geocities.
For all you youngsters out there, want to see a true digital artefact? Give this link a try. An interesting online article/post by Jessica Roy