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Resources to Support Blogging for Learning and Professional Development

In the 12 months I've been writing here at The Bamboo Project I've come to see blogging as a critical part of my personal learning environment. I've learned more in the last year of blogging than I think I did in the 5 years prior to that. That's why I was so excited to see a couple of great slideshows on blogging for learning pop up in my feed reader.

First, from Rosetta Thurman at Perspectives from the Pipeline comes a follow-up to her great post on blogging as low-cost professional development.

Then I see that Nancy White is pointing to a slideset from Graham Wegner on blogs as professional development tools.

Great stuff here, including some good practical tips on how to get started with blogging for professional development. If you're trying to persuade others to start their own blogs, these might be some excellent resources to share.

More Resources on Blogging for Learning

Let me know if you have other good resources or thoughts to share on how you've used your blog for learning and development.


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While I enjoyed learning the technical aspects of this slideshow, I also came to realize that there was something else happening with how I was organizing the content. I have tended to see blogging as a way of connecting the dots on a particular topic I want to learn about. But in turning a blog posting into bite-sized chunks for the presentation, I went one step further in my learning - I had to figure out what the main ideas were. I had to ask myself, "At it's core, what am I trying to say about this topic?" The more succinct I became, the more I synthesized the information in my brain. So now I'm enamored with the idea of "PowerPointing for learning" as well. Perhaps the only true way you can prove mastery of a subject is not writing the 50 page term paper, but the articulate elevator-speech on why it's important in 20 slides or less.

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