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  • You must have a WordPress.com account prior to the workshop. Follow these instructions to set up an account and be prepared to try a number of names before you find one that isn’t taken: WordPressPrerequisite
  • Read about WordPress.com features and begin thinking about how you might want to use such a site, either for personal or professional reasons or in the classroom: http://en.wordpress.com/features-2/
  • Search for themes on WordPress.com to find what suits your purposes best: http://theme.wordpress.com/

Resources on blogging:

Read what EDUCAUSE says about blogging.

Not everyone uses these sites for blogging, although it is probably the primary use. This useful overview on blogs from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (2005) will show how blogging has been used in education, and it may help you think of ways to use it in your own courses: 7 things you should know about… Blogs

 

 

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