Blog Comment Schedule and The 500


When commenting on the the blog posts of your peers, please simply move down the line. Wendy would comment on Tracy's, then Jane's, then...

Kris would comment on Wendy's, then Tracy's then...



Support for the Learning of Others: Extra Blog Comments | Social Bookmarking | Wiki | Google+

Note: Your regular, weekly Blog Posts and one comment per week on another person's blog are not part of the point system below.

Throughout the course you will need 500 points. Points can be earned by:

Suggested Length
5 Points A Tweet that shares a resource or a thought with the hash tag: #OLTD < 140 Characters
10 Points A comment on another person's Google+ post Short: between 50 - 100 words
10 points

Adding a Glossary item (Course Wiki)

Add glossary items to the cohort resources. Add your own rather than using an existing one. Find a technology term that you would like to add to your repertoire and share. A good place to start:

Short: between 50 - 100 words
10 points Adding a Diigo item (with annotation) to the VIU group Short: between 50 - 100 words
25 Points A Google+ Post
(not including the posts where you are solely linking to your blog post)
Shortish: 100 - 200 words
25 Points Comment on another person's Blog post (Please post comments throughout the course.) Shortish: 100 - 200 words
40 Points Adding a New and Noteworthy Blog post to our Resource Wiki (Course Wiki) Medium: 200 - 300 words
? Points

Negotiated item that has you assisting others in their learning process. This can be as simple as a conversation, a help session, editing another's work...

Please use the course calendar/checklist/tracking form to submit the activity and the points to be awarded.
500 Points Total Needed  

Use your Google Working Document for copies of all of your work in one place. Track your points on the calendar/checklist document.

The 500 Details

Course Wiki

The Course Wiki is for quickly sharing information that is relevant to the whole group.

For Week One, all you have to do is:

Access the Course Wiki and ensure you have editing rights: During this course, you will be using this Google site to:

    1. Add glossary items to the cohort resources,
    2. Add blog posts of noteworthy stories or resources,
    3. Add criteria items to the LMS criteria page,
    4. Add LMS resources to the LMS resources page, and
    5. List LMS/Non-LMS systems and provide reviews.

For now all you need to do is make sure you can access the site and have editing rights.

Social Bookmarking with Diigo

The Diigo is for quickly sharing information that is relevant to the whole group.

If you do not yet have a Diigo Account, you will want one. Click here to create one. You will be using this Diigo Group to share and annotate resources and relevant (and noteworthy) sites. You will also want to get started by joining some other groups. Some possible places to start:

You already have a Delicious Group you are using for the program. We will continue to use this; however, the robustness of Diigo for education and the new abilities in the education version make it a desirable social book-marking tool for experimentation. If you are concerned about needing to use two services, then you will be pleased to note that they are synchronize-able by following the instructions on this site:
Once you have your Diigo account set up you can use the link to synchronize the two services.

Micro-Blogging with Twitter

Twitter hashtag: #OLTD

Learning Community Hub with Google+

Our Community is here.

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