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Business Blogs for Learning, Reflecting, Networking

Last week Doris outlined four free online learning choices: blogs, MOOCs, projects and networks. All can be important components of your online entrepreneurial or organizational learning portfolio depending on your learning plan, goals, and needs.  Blogs can be an important part of doing business by engaging with others.

Everyone is familiar with blogs that chronicle the personal opinions, mundane activities, or other daily life doings of the “all about me” blogger. In this networked age, however, these types of blogs are being supplanted by ones that promote collaborative thinking and discussion. Ernesto Priego, in his blog in the Higher Education Network puts it this way: “I would argue that blogging and social media empower the individual to have a voice and that this voice only becomes meaningful when it addresses, listens to and engages with others.” Read more