|Blogs ndash; Intro|
|What is Web 2.0?|
|Content creation by Web users|
|What is a blog?|
|How has blogging evolved?|
|Who creates blogs?|
|Social and political issues|
|Individuals (... MORE|
|What are the characteristics of successful blogs?|
|True to their topic|
|Search Engine Optimization (SEO)|
|Innovative (original, creative)|
|Connects with others|
|Hands On Activity ndash; Creating a Blog|
|Where can I set up a blog?|
|Blogger (we will use this for the step by step)|
|Planning your blog|
|What is your topic?|
|How often will you post?|
|Will you accept posts written by others?|
|Will you accept comments?|
|Selecting an effective blog title|
|Use keywords for search terms|
|Step 1 ndash; Registration with Blogger|
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Alan Evans is currently a faculty member at Manor College and Montgomery County Community College teaching a variety of computer science and business courses. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rider University and an M.S. in Information Systems from Drexel University, and he is a certified public accountant. After a successful career in business, Alan finally realized his true calling was education. He has been teaching at the college level since 2000. Alan enjoys giving presentations at technical conferences and meets regularly with computer science faculty and administrators from other colleges to discuss curriculum development and new methods of engaging students.
Diane M. Coyle
Diane is a faculty member at Manor College and Montgomery County Community College.
Diane frequently incorporates Web 2.0 projects into her face-to-face and online classes in
computer concepts, Microsoft Office, and Web design. She also teaches computer literacy
courses for at-risk and unemployed clients for several social service programs and has a
successful freelance business providing marketing, editorial, and computer training services.
Diane values networking and interacting with other educators and students and is currently the Secretary for the Pennsylvania Community College Computer Consortium–a group dedicated to encouraging interest and improving education in computer science and information and related technology disciplines.