Schlagwort: rss

Blogging in educational contexts – My MA Thesis are online available now

((Image Source: britbohlinger bei flickr))

Last month I completed my masterthesis and graduated in the international MA Program ePedagogy Design – Visual Knowledge Building. You can access all the content online within my thesis (blog) and you can also download the linear pdf file.

Why am I sharing the thesis?

I won’t call it a excellent MA Thesis nor the evaluators did. It is a product which has to fulfill certain formal criteria within a formal learning program. And much more important it needs to be finished one day and there was a specified deadline. In my opinion some theories should be extended and much more connected with the practical suggestions. But I couldn’t invest more time into this work before the date when it has to be submitted. I’d say the text is always beta and a good startingpoint and overview on blogging in educational contexts. ((Image Source:

I used a lot of online resources. That was only possible because people did’nt mind to share they thoughts and findings.
I’d like to share my thoughts and findings too. I don’t like to keep it just on my computer because it is not the perfect work. May be you have additions on it, just write comments or you can use the references or anything else from my work to enhance yours. You’re welcome!
There is a free registration needed to view the whole work.

Why am I using a blog as container for my thesis?

Of course one reason is that the topic of my work deals with blogging and that blogs could be used as LCMS, so why do not use a blog system to publish the work. Another aspect is that the permalinks, trackbacks and comment features might help you to have an easier way to give feedback or hyperlink and reference specific parts online directly. One more reason is that e.g. the tags are additional navigation elements compared to the linear pdf version.


I just hope you can make use of my work. And hey, thanks for sharing!

How to work with RSS

Explaining RSS is as difficualt as explaining what a wiki can do. I still know a lot of people who’re still working without RSS. Another CommonCraft Video shows how and why one could work with RSS, but see yourself.

Support of informal learning in adult education by social software

The first step is done. This is a translation of a blogentry I made in my german language blog. It is about my first exam on my way becoming pedagogue. The exam was about social software and how it can support on-the job training. It was based on constructivism. Some sources are listed below, even a lot of them are in german llangauage.

You can find more sources in my links.

Blog interaction

Tony is asking in his Blog how peaople are interacting with blogs.
I like this question and I also like to answer. I hope his blog will receive my trackback.
Now his questions:

  1. Do you only read the RSS feed?
  2. Do you ever click to the blog post itself (as opposed to the links it provides – which would be on another blog)? If so, why did you click?
  3. Do you ever leave comments?
  4. Do you ever read comments? If so, how did you find them?
  1. Yes, usually I only read the RSS-Feed.
  2. If I want to write a comment or if I expect more of the post than delivered via RSS.
  3. Yes, usually I leave comments. If someones articles might be interesting for my readers to or if I want to leave more than a comment I write an article and try to send a trackback.
  4. I read only comments if they offer more Information or opinions relatet to topics which seem to be very interesting for me

Dear guests, what about your interaction habits concerning blogs? Would you prefer to get only teasers via RSS?