OERu/Planning/Boilerplate/Declare yourself start

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Required parameters

  • microcourse: Name of micro-course, eg "Digital literacies for online learning" or transcluded title, eg.: {{:Introduction_to_project_management/Links/IPM101/Title}}
  • outputswikipage: Wiki page url for outputs subpage of the Declare yourself challenge, e.g.: Learning_in_a_digital_age/LiDA102/Orientation/Outputs_declare_yourself_challenge
  • taskswikipage: Wiki page url for tasks subpage of the Declare yourself challenge, e.g.: Learning_in_a_digital_age/LiDA102/Orientation/Tasks_declare_yourself_challenge
  • code: Course code for associated micro-course, eg LiDA101 or transcluded course tag, eg.: {{:Introduction_to_project_management/Links/IPM101/Tag}}
  • generalforumlink: Transcluded URL link to the general course forum for this micro-course, eg.: {{:Introduction to project management/Links/IPM101/General forum}}

Syntax for transclusion {{:OERu/Planning/Boilerplate/Declare yourself start|microcourse=|code=|generalforumlink=|outputswikipage=|taskswikipage=}}

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Mini challenge summary
Summary: Declare yourself to the {{{microcourse}}} ({{{code}}}) participants by introducing yourself on your course blog
30 mins - 2 hours (Depending on prior knowledge and experience with maintaining a personal course blog)

Learners who already have a personal course blog should go directly to the [[{{{outputswikipage}}}|output actions]] for this challenge. If you don't have a course blog, read the summary below and complete the [[{{{taskswikipage}}}|challenge tasks]].

Both WordPress and Blogger host blog sites you can use for free. WordPress is open source software and is the technology we use to host this OERu course site. Blogger is proprietary software and you will need a gmail account to use this service. If you're technically inclined, you may wish to host your own blog site but we don't provide instruction on how to do this.

Start here

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Stimulus resources

Here are a few resources to help you get started in setting up your course blog. Remember, if you get stuck use the Internet to find help. Search Google or Youtube with a query: "How to ....." (inserting what you are trying to do.). Alternatively post your question on the [{{{generalforumlink}}} {{{code}}} General Forum]. Help fellow participants by providing answers and support.

WordPress Blogger
Create new WordPress.com account or Log in to existing account
Help tutorials at learn.wordpress.com
Support site at wordpress.com
Get started with Blogger
How to start a blog on Blogger.com published by DHBW

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The purpose of this learning challenge is to:

  • Create a new blog on WordPress or Blogger through a process of discovery learning supported by open access materials you find on the web (if you don't already have one).
  • Personalise your blog site.
  • Document and share your learning experience by posting a blog entry.

Value of this exercise

  • You will gain first-hand experience in using blog technology for publishing your own course site. This is a requirement for learners taking this course for academic credit.
  • You will "declare" yourself to fellow participants on this course using your PLE (as an alternative to posting an introduction in a closed course forum typically used in a conventional e-Learning course).