NME 2006

Workshop B1: Simply Blogging

Presenters: Jonathan Hall, Educational Technologist and Brian O'Hagan, Production Coordinator

The web log (blog) is now a mainstream activity. Learn how easy it is to set up a blog for personal use or to set up student activities around blogging to enhance classroom work.


Jonathan Hall and Brian O'Hagan simplified the arcane vocabulary for blogs (blogosphere, trackbacks, pings) down to a basic definition of a blog: a Web site made up of discrete "entries" which sometimes allows reader comments.

Using this simple definition, Jonathan and Brian briefly discussed how blogs and blogging might be incorporated into different kinds of learning enterprises depending on the goals of a particular course or discipline. Following a quick step-by-step demo on how to setup a blog quickly using a free service, Blogger, they then demonstrated a number of blogs created on Columbia's campus, both for research and instructional use.

Simply Blogging


Posted by: arvind s grover at January 30, 2006 8:28 PM

could you please post the links that were shown during the blogging workshop? thank you.

I found "Not Even Wrong" http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/blog/
but am looking for the Genocide Awareness blog and the ELEA blog and any other examples of blogs being used in educational settings.

my blog: http://www.21apples.org

Posted by: Jonathan C. Hall at February 1, 2006 10:20 AM

Hi Arvind,

Thanks for the note. Right, I said I'd post these links. My apologies for the delay -- I'm still recuperating!

Not Even Wrong blog

Environmental Literature, Ethics, and Action blog (ELEAblog)

Genocide Prevention blog

I'd also like to mention Google's BlogSearch utility for running detailed search queries limited to the blogophere (Was it you who mentioned it, Arvind? Thanks!):