Blog features-Cont Blog is multimedia and full of links Image, photo, music Links to other websites and other blogs Blogroll
Blog features-Cont Fast publishing Blogs are becoming The fasting methods of broadcasting information and ideas throughout the web.
Benefits of blogs for research students Reaching greater audience Connection with other researchers in the same topic. Extend connection beyond the academic community. Reach audiences from different fields: encouraging cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Benefits of blogs for research students (Cont) Obtaining speedy feedback on ideas Share ideas rather than display them Showing your own writing and opinion and get feedbacks from people with different points of views broaden your thoughts Receiving information about other resources on the topic
Benefits of blogs for research students (Cont) Recording thoughts Timely expression of thoughts (hourly, weekly, daily) Writing half-thoughts and naked ideas rather than saving them for carefully edited Protecting ideas with publishing them
Benefits of blogs for research students (Cont) Warehousing of captured knowledge Storage of everything from your notes to links to researces and your reference list Permanent archive Searchable: look up the weblog’s content with search engine Safer than saving in files in your computer
Benefits of blogs for research students (Cont) Always access from everywhere Always close to your research and resources
Benefits of blogs for research students (Cont) Writing practice
Benefits of blogs for research students (Cont) Building comprehensive links to valuable, important and up to date information and resources Filter to the internet and overcome information overload Staying current with your research http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg2kpobmtja oz;STATUS=A?QRY=staying%20current&ST YPE=LOCATION
Blog tools-1 Blogging softwares allows a blogger to create a blog without knowing a lot of HTML or working with complicated web templates. Blogger Live Journal Moveable Type Radio (Userland) Schoolblogs Finding and searching weblogs General directories of weblog like Blogarama Yahoo Directory Open directory
Blog tools-2 Academic Blogs: http://crookedtimber.org/academic- blogs/
Useful blogs research blogs http://jilltxt.net/txt/researchblogs.html This is an annotated list of weblogs that are used by researchers and academics as a part of their research practice.