Unit 1: What is Blogging?

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Topic and Purpose

As technology advances, the use of it is being incorporated in classrooms lessons and environments more frequently. This lesson of the mini-course will review the background needed to understand the use and benefits of educational blogging.

Learning Objectives: Unit 1

  • Learners will be able to define blogging and other associating terms and jargon
  • Learners will learn the importance of reflection through blogging
  • Learners will learn the importance of discussion through blogging

Lesson 1

Learning Objective

  • Learners will be able to define blogging and other associating terms and jargon


Before diving into learning about blogging, it is best to become familiar with ther vocabulary and terminology that goes along with it. Please read this ARTICLE that breaks down the most common terms and jargon associated with blogging. This will be great background information for you seeing as many of these terms will come up in articles we read and on cites we work with.



To start our process of learning about blogging, you will now have to sign up for your own blog through EDUBLOGS. Follow the following steps to signup for an EDUBLOG of your own:

Step 1: Go to EDUBLOGS Step 2: In the right upper hand corner, select "Sign Up" in orange

Step 3: Enter a username, email address, and password in the first section

Step 4: In the second section for your blog, please name your blog with the first initial of your name and your full last name

       Ex. Jessica McHugh = JMcHugh (if your name is already taken, please add a number after your last name)

Step 5: You may create your blog title having to do with course, Introduction to Blogging

Step 6: Keep the language as English

Step 7: Set your blog type to teacher

Step 8: Enter the human verification code

Step 9: Click Start Blogging!


Now that you have created an EduBlog of your own, you will now begin to use some of its features to reflect on the vocabulary and terms you have learned during this lesson. Please go to MY BLOG and reflect on these new terms through commenting.

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Lesson 2

Lesson 2 file:Muncy.pdf

Lesson 3

Lesson 3 Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning


Move on to: Unit 2: Use of Blogging

Return to:Introduction to Blogging


Metaferia, Tekle Ferede. "Using Blogs to Promote Reflective Language Learning." Journal of Language and Culture 3.3 (2012):52-55. Academic Journals. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. Muncy, James A. "Blogging For Reflection: The Use Of Online Journals To Engage Students In Reflective Learning." Marketing Education Review 24.2 (2014): 101-114. Business Source Premier. Web. 15 Nov. 2014.