Learning journal

For this course, there are several activities which require you to make entries in your learning journal blog.

A blog can be open (visible to the world) or semi-private (shareable with anyone who has the URL). There may be times when you definitely don’t want your journal entry to “leak” out to the world and, for those cases, we recommend that you set your blog to semi-private. However, OERu courses are designed to encourage peer learning and support. If you would like to benefit from learning with your peers, we suggest that you keep your blog open.

Keeping a learning journal blog

You can use any blog which has the capabilities to tag or label posts. Most OERu learners use a free blog on WordPress or Blogger. If you would like to use an existing blog you have, we will harvest posts which are tagged or labelled using the course tag. However, you may prefer to set up a new dedicated learning journal blog specifically for this course.

Your blog posts for this course do not have to be visible to the world (unless you want them to be). Here’s how you control their visibility in WordPress and Blogger (look half way down the page).

Hosting your own learning journal blog

If you have your own web hosting, you are welcome to set up your own learning journal blog.

Overview of the steps to set up your learning journal blog

Actions Additional resources
Create a blog account
Configure your blog Customise preferences (including settings for comments) and personalise the layout of your blog:

Register your blog url If you are happy to share your learning journal blog with other students, register your blog url on the course site by clicking on the user icon () in the site menu and filling out the url for your course blog.

  • Be sure to submit the url for the published view of your blog post, and not the url used for editing.
  • Remember to tag or label your post using the course tag.

The tag or label you need to add to your blog posts is #IENT103