2009 Canadian e-Learning Conference Program

Narrate Your Work: An Introduction to Blogging

Session Title: Narrate Your Work: An Introduction to Blogging

Time & Date: 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Location: Rm. 301, Lillooet Room, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (IKBLC)

Session Description: Have you been wondering if blogging might work for you? Have you started a blog in the past, and never felt quite right with it? Join three longtime educational webloggers for a hands-on overview of the tools, and tips on tweaking your blog with widgets and other goodies. More importantly, we will share tips on how to approach writing in this unique space, how to generate topics, and how to engage readers and other bloggers in conversation. The relationship of blogs to complementary services such as Flickr and Twitter will also be discussed.

Conference Stream: Open, Connected, & Social

Session Format: Hands-On Workshop

Co-Presenter: Brian Lamb

Co-Presenter Bio: Brian Lamb is Manager, Emerging Technologies and Digital Content for UBC’s Office of Learning Technology. He also teaches a course on “Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing” for UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. He mutters ill-tempered observations on social learning, open education, disruptive technologies and other such things on his weblog, Abject Learning.

Co-Presenter: Scott Leslie

Co-Presenter Bio: Scott Leslie is the Manager of Shareable Online Learning Resources for BCcampus. Additionally, he blogs on edtech issues at http://www.edtechpost.ca/wordpress/.

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