B4EE – Unit 2, Session 1 planning template Helping students set blogging goals.

Creating a blog for the first time can be an intimidating, daunting and overwhelming task for some students. From our experience, UCF provides a 4 to 5 week lead-in time to allow students to break the task of blogging into discreet and manageable parts. Tackling the smaller constituent blogging processes individually is one way that enables students to establish clear blogging goals. This template is an abbreviated format of guidance UCF provides students for to support them through the process of setting blogging goals. Download and save this template for your own reference. Task 1 2 3 Brainstorm ideas for blog topic Select blog topic idea (confer with your tutor if you’re unsure) Think about the different subjects within your blogging topic. Do a Mind Map if this helps. These are free online mind mapping tools: http://www.mindmeister.com , http://www.mindomo.com and https://bubbl.us Look at you’re the blogging subjects you came up with. Try to organising them as though they were sub-themes. These sub-themes will be your blog categories. Don’t worry, you can always add more! Identify your audience: internal audience (course & tutors) and external audience (industry and/or general public). Investigate some blogging services and see which one will be easy for you to use. We suggest limiting your Deadline End of Week 2 End of Week 3 End of week 3

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This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource through the Blogging for Educational Environments (B4EE) project. The B4EE project is funded by University College Falmouth. © 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge University College Falmouth and the B4EE project.

investigation to Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr.

This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource through the Blogging for Educational Environments (B4EE) project. The B4EE project is funded by University College Falmouth. © 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge University College Falmouth and the B4EE project.

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Select your blogging service, create an account and start to customise it. Confirm your blog post goals (What do you want to achieve? When will you post? When will you provide comments/feedback?) Blogging assignment begins

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Create a blogging and peer comment/feedback schedule (optional). A blog post calendar/scheduler is available to download here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/89618165 Post your first blog post Post your first peer feedback and/or comment

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This resource was created by University College Falmouth and released as an open educational resource through the Blogging for Educational Environments (B4EE) project. The B4EE project is funded by University College Falmouth. © 2012 University College Falmouth

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Licence. When repurposing this resource please acknowledge University College Falmouth and the B4EE project.

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