I have an idea and proposal to put forward to our COV learning community: What do you think of the idea of having a "Learning in Oklahoma" team blog, similar to the "Learning in Maine" blog
? The idea is that different educators in different parts of Oklahoma could contribute periodically to this blog, and it would become a feed river / funnel of content for different ideas relating to digital learning in our state.
Unlike posts to a forum in a site like our learning community, which was created with Ning, a blog is readily "subscribable" for people using feed readers like Google Reader
. I would love to encourage more Oklahoma teachers, administrators, librarians, and others involved in education to share their ideas and voices via blogging, but it can be rather intimidating to think about setting up and maintaining your own blog. Contributing to a team blog is something different people can "dabble" in with a relatively low amount of required investment time. Cost is free.
I went ahead and created a "Learning in Oklahoma" blog
over on Blogger and put up an initial post. I'm interested to know what you think. Is this something we should pursue and do? The contributors to "Learning in Oklahoma" wouldn't have to be limited to just COV participants, but I'm thinking we'd limit contributors to just Oklahoma educators and others involved with Oklahoma education.
I'm aware that blogger is blocked in many school districts, but since it's free and readily available it seems like a good choice to use as a team blog. Blogger also supports various levels of access for users, so we can review posts if desired before they go "live" on the site, or directly empower members to post immediately when desired.
What do you think?