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- Historical Content: One of the (many) strengths of Kristi Koerner's blog is her demonstrated understanding of historical content. A great example of this is her post called Leading Up to Mormonism, in which she discusses the way historical concepts previously discussed in class are reflected in the Mormon faith; it is obvious by the way she discusses each principle that she fully understands it, and she has provided a valuable reference point for those of her classmates looking to improve their own historical posts.
- Computing Content: Alex Gunnarson's post about lynda.com is an ideal example of the digital literacy lab blog entry. He begins with an overview of what the tool is (a website of video tutorials for a plethora of software programs, like Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, etc.) and why it is useful, and then goes into how he found the tool and his purpose in using it. With multiple screencasts, he walks the user through the process of finding a tutorial (he uses Adobe Flash Catalyst as an example), making the process clear and easy to follow. Thanks to his post, I will be using lynda.com in the future.
- Self-Directed Learning: Jeff Whitlock is passionate about economics, and it shows in his extremely well-informed, well thought-out blog posts that combine in-depth research with personal experience. Two of my favorites are about cell phones in developing countries and microfinance. Clear and concise, Jeff's posts show a great deal of personal investment in his topics and help even a lay audience (i.e. people like me, who know relatively little about economics) understand and feel enlightened.