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