Tuesday, July 12, 2005

No Blogger.SG at WRL, but there's still a workshop

Due to overwhelming response to the first ever Singapore Blogger's Convention, the organisers have moved the venue to a larger one instead of WRL as planned earlier.

Would have been really nice to have held the event at the library (normally we charge a fee for the space, and actually I had to turn down one booking). I'm not complaining 'cos I wish the organisers a good turnout for Bloggers.SG as well.

At least the venue-booking at WRL isn't wasted. The organisers agreed to proceed with a talk in the morning. Nice of Xiaxue, Mr Brown and Preetam to volunteer their time.

Our target audience are parents and teachers, but the event is open to anyone who wants to attend.

Introduction to Blogging
Venue: Woodlands Regional Library Auditorium
Date & Time: Sat, 16 Jul 2005/
10 am to 12 pm
Admission: Free (No registration required)

Session 1: Why do people blog?
Parents often wonder why their children blog. In this session, a popular local blogger will talk about how she started blogging and what motivates her to blog.

Presenter: Wendy Cheng
Wendy Cheng is a freelance writer and her blog is at xiaxue.blogspot.com

Session 2: Blogs, Photoblogs and Podcasting
Check out how easy it is to create and maintain your own blog with a free blog host. We will try out Flickr - a photo blogging tool for people who would rather let their cameras do the talking. Podcasting is a new development in the blog world that lets people create audio and video blogs. We will show you how to find and subscribe to interesting Podcasts.

Presenter: Lee Kin Mun
Lee Kin Mun is a senior consultant, User Experience Architecture and he blogs at www.mrbrown.com

Session 3: Blogs and Learning
Teachers use blogs to encourage their students to reflect on what they have learnt. Students use group blogs to share information and track projects. People are using blogs as online resumes to document their learning experiences. We will look at some examples of such edu-blogs in this session.

Presenter: Preetam Rai
Preetam Rai is an Educational Technologist with Ngee Ann Polytechnic and he blogs at preetamrai.com/weblog

Brought to you by:
Adult & Young People's Services
Services Management, Public Library Services Group

Help in spreading the word about this programme would be much appreciated. We hope to get 200 participants. Oh, 16 July is also the launch of the latest Harry Potter book. Maybe you might be the lucky one to get a copy at the library.

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