Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pls add Useful Resource(s) for Participants in Blogs etc. Workshop

This is for participants in the TLT Group's Online Institute Workshop:
Blogs, Wikis, and Newsfeeds
New Web Tools for Teaching/Learning?
June 6, 13, 20 at 1 pm EST

Please add a comment to this posting in which you identify yourself, and provide info about one or two resources likely to be useful to participants in this workshop.
Minimum: One sentence description and one URL.
For example:
Steven Bell has prepared a nice intro - mostly text and screen shots - to using RSS feeds and news aggregators. His first section provides a valuable, clear intro to using Bloglines (a Web-based free news aggregator ):


  1. Hi, I'm Lynn Usack, Instructional Technology Administrator for Corning Community College in Corning, NY. I recently went to the SUNY Conference on Instructional Technologies at SUNY Fredonia, and their keynote was given by an interesting character, Dr. Curtis J. Bonk, a professor at Indiana University. His Web site is full of articles and resources about blended learning and the use of a range of online and wireless communication devices and resources. Check it out:

  2. Hello. I'm Pauline from the UCLA undergraduate library. If my library does go forth and create an official blog, our target audience will be undergrads. I don't really read blogs, so I decided to look at some examples. I chose to search for popular ones and looking at this site of award winning blogs was helpful. It gives me something to aspire to.

  3. Hello. I'm Mary Richardson, from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. I'm currently looking for an alternative electronic resource to communicate with the students who work for our department. Our library currently has a blog: (If I did decide to use a blog for staff - to - student communication, I would create my own, separate from the libraries'.)

  4. Anonymous7:46 AM

    Hi. I'm Joe Incandela of Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Indiana. I'm a professor of Religious Studies who has been incorporating for the past several years what Lynn referred to as blended learning. I've used threaded discussions quite a bit, though am still not satisfied with how I'm using them. I'm looking at blogs, etc. as another way to incorporate student comments into face-to-face learning. One link I found interesting was, which allows you to leave voice files on your blog by calling a number on your phone and recording a message. I thought it might have applications for explaining difficult concepts (perhaps after class) or, as my colleague Dan Mandell has suggested, reaching out to more aural learners. I look forward to the rest of the workshop.


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