1: What is the Blog Calendar?

Calendar showing January 2012 in navy blue and white background

Aren’t all blogs calendars?

Yes. We would like to publish an open, non-profit blog which features 365 different blog posts from around the world. As thousands of people are choosing to learn through massive open online courses in and around the web, this blog will tell a story of how new ways of connecting with each other online are irreversibly changing education.

How will you fit all the text in one of the small date boxes?

This will be fun to figure out as we go along. If you would like to contribute a post, please see the guidelines but we recommend 1000-1500 maximum words.

Where can I get hold of a copy?

You can subscribe to this blog throughout the year. At the end of 2012 it will be published in print and digital format as a calendar.  So you can also share these experiences with anyone who does not have access to the internet. And if you are looking for new year presents to give your relatives, friends, colleagues…

Can I join in?
Yes of course, Join has more information and guidelines:

  • Writing a post – you can either write it directly into this blog or tag it with #blogcalendar or an easy way to find it.
  • Editing posts – proofreading, checking links and permissions.
  • Finding posts – making use of curation, bookmarking, content discovery and evaluation tools

What license are you using?

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License

How do I contact you?

Please leave a comment or get in touch via Contact

What else do I need to know?

Please add your thoughts into the comments below.

Photo 2012 Calendar with thanks to danielmoyle on Flickr, available at:

5 thoughts on “1: What is the Blog Calendar?

  1. This is a great idea. Would love to be involved. Would like to maybe start off the year doing some editing of posts and move onto other roles once I find my feet. Good one!!

  2. Hi Nicola,
    What a fantastic idea for a blog-site! And some really great articles so far.

    Happy new year from sunny Venezuela.


    • Thanks so much Tom, if you or any of your colleagues would like to get involved, you are all very welcome – it would be great to have a view from Venezuela which sounds totally beautiful 🙂

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