What technology tools will we use in IPT 531?

To participate fully in this course, you will need:

  • A blog – ideally, a blog running on your own domain. If you don’t have your own domain and are a BYU student, go to BYU’s Domain of One’s Own site to get started. If you are not a BYU student, I highly recommend setting up your blog on wordpress.com (free) or at Reclaim Hosting where I host my own blogs (like Iterating Toward Openness).
  • A Twitter account, where we’ll use the hashtag #intro2opened.
  • The BYU IPT Slack, where we’ll be talking in #ipt531.
  • You’ll also likely want an account on a video sharing service, like YouTube or Vimeo, an infographic making service like Canva or Piktochart, and other services for creating and sharing media.

If you need help setting up your domain and blog, or any of these other accounts, please begin by searching Google for the service and the word “tutorial” (for example, search for “twitter tutorial”). The good folks at Reclaim Hosting are wizards who provide the best support for blog hosting anywhere and they will also be a great resource. If you need additional support, please grab me after class or send me a note at david.wiley@gmail.com.

If you’re new to blogging, check out this terrific resource from Laura Gibbs called Summer2020 Blogging Fest about how to get started.