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edublogs.org up and running

Running a multi-user version of the blog software I’m running here, edublogs hopes to be the place for students and educators to blog. Hopefully it will take off. Here’s the press release

http://edublogs.org – Launched!

http://edublogs.org is an totally unique project aimed at teachers, researchers, writers and educators the world over.

Basically you get to set up a free WordPress blog (by far the best blogging platform out there!), 10MB of upload space (extending to much much more down the line), an enormous stack of beautiful themes and to be part of a unique community.

You could use a blog to record and annotate important resources and ideas, to propose and discuss anything under the sun, to progressively develop your thesis, to publicise and discuss your publications with the world or just to develop your digital identity.

Either way, http://edublogs.org is a no-strings-attached, open source, ongoing and freely available service for you and you’re invited to take part!

If you’ve got any questions, please feel free to contact James Farmer at james[at]edublogs(dot)org

2 Responses to “edublogs.org up and running”

  1. i was thinking of using edublogs.org in my undergraduate classes this semester, but i just found this in their FAQs:

    ***I’d like to use edublogs.org with my students…

    Please don’t! It’s a service for teachers, librarians, researchers, administrators, homeschoolers or anyone working with or interested in education. Not for your students.
    ————
    that’s crummy. i have no need for my own blogging service hosted on their site, but i could use a place to have my student set up their own blogs. looks like we’ll settle for blogger.com yet again. doh!

  2. sean says:

    I thought I had commented here, but I don’t see it, so . . . i checked out using edublogs in my classrooms only to realize that the edublogs are not intended for teachers to use with students. this is more about giving educators a blog forum and less about professors having students using edublogs for assignments, etc. here’s from their FAQs:
    “***I’d like to use edublogs.org with my students…

    Please don’t! It’s a service for teachers, librarians, researchers, administrators, homeschoolers or anyone working with or interested in education. Not for your students.”

    so, edublogs is out.

    i figured it would be nice to have my students using the same blogging software that i use (wordpress), so i found blogsome — http://www.blogsome.com/ — and that’s what i’ll be using this semester. it’s free (for now anyway) and provides wordpress.

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