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I have decided to reflect on the following:
WHAT ROLE DO YOU THINK BLOGGING AND TWEETING WILL HAVE IN YOUR LEARNING, BOTH IN THIS UNIT & BEYOND IT?
Before I enrolled in this unit I did not realize that blogging and Twitter will have so much influence in my present and future learning. I am so out of my comfort zone but the benefits I will get at the end, out ways all my sleepless nights. [Susan Gunelius] Blogs and Twitter have became part of every ones life due to the popularity of the Internet. The definitions of the main terms :
- Blogging- The Physical act of writing a post
- Blogger- Posts Author
- Blogosphere – Online Community
In my research I found the following sites that were very helpful to me:
[Susan Gunelius] Blogs can also be called web log and are made up of different pages called posts. Posts are were you can discuss issues that you are interested in and this encourages comment from your peers. The following is a YouTube present to help you to understand about Blogs:
[Lahle Wolfe] Twitter is a micro blogging tool that allows short messages to be sent over the Internet. The short messages are called Tweets. Twitter is great way for business to communicate to a wider client base quickly. The following is a YouTube present to help you to understand about Twitter:
Blogging and tweeting will have a great role in my present and future learning and the reasons are:
- I am an external student so at times I do feel isolated. To have access to the unit blog to ask questions of my peers and lecturers is a great way to learn
- It is also a great way for me to learn, as an external student, to have access to my peer’s blogs. It is a way for me to see if I understand what I am reading by seeing what my peers are doing with their blogs
- I also learn from my peers and lecturers when they leave comments on my blog
- I am unable to support and encourage my peers face to face, but I can by using twitter, such by saying: “How you going”.
- Blogging and tweeting are a great way for me to continue my professional learning in this course and following my lecturers such as @katiedatwork
CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF CONTINUING TO USE EITHER A BLOG OR TWITTER AFTER THIS SEMESTER?
Time is always an issue but I can see myself continuing to use Blogs and Twitter after this semester. The reason for this are:
- My friends in Brisbane and I can continue our book club using a blog,
- Blogs and twitter are also good tools for me to continue my professional development. On my blog I can link articles of interest, conferences I attended and copies of my assignments. On Twitter I can follow other organizations such as: