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Weblogs - Wikis - ePortfolios


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  • 1. Presented by; Stephanie Perry Silvia Ferrufino Bruce Perry
  • 2. Weblogs – Wikis - ePortfolio
    • Electronic Journals recorded on the internet
        • Which have the facility of all internet users to view
        • With some having the facility for readers to leave replies (posts)
        • Are collaborative by nature
    • The following short video clip explains weblogs very well
    • The following short video clip explains wiki’s very well
  • 3. Weblogs
    • Anyone with internet access can;
        • View the content of the Weblog
        • Leave a post (reply) on the weblog
        • Completely open to read and leave posts
    • Only the owner (author) can edit, change and delete content
  • 4. Wikis
    • Anyone with internet access can leave a post (reply) on the Wiki, providing it has facilities for open posts (weblogs)
        • Should the weblog have “closed posts” then only group members can leave post
        • Should the Wiki have no post facility than no one can leave a post
    • Any one in the group of the Wiki can edit, change and delete content
        • Most Wikis would have “history” facility for tracking changes
  • 5. ePortfolios
    • Anyone with internet access can;
        • View the content of the ePortfolio
        • Leave a post (reply) on the weblog
            • Only if the ePortfolio should have a post facility, which they general do not
    • Only the owner (author) can edit, change and delete content
  • 6. Differences between
  • 7. Links to free accounts
    • Weblogs:
    • Wiki’s
    • ePortfolios
  • 8. Main benefits
    • Appeals to ‘ Net Gen ’
    • Provides access to collective knowledge
    • An opportunity to display achievements and publish your work, including your resume
    • Allows learners to reflect on their education
    • An outlet which has a window in every country on the world
    • Social support
  • 9. Main disadvantages
    • Can be summarised with Anne Bartlett-Brag statement:
        • “ Guidance and support from the educator is essential throughout this pathway, as any technological challenge or miscomprehension of concepts can dominate the learners’ attention and become an impassable barrier unless addressed.”
    • All technology needs to be used where needed and not for the sake of, bearing in mind that not all learners are at the same stage of ability of use.
  • 10. Summary
    • Weblogs, Wiki’s and e-portfolios are all web 2.0 technologies.
    • They are an electronic journal. The way in which each is used differentiates one from the other
    • E-portfolios are used to put your profile, credentials or resume on line
    • Weblogs and Wiki’s are used for posts of any information
        • with weblogs only be able to be edited by the owner, and;
        • wiki’s being able to be edited by any member of the wiki 
  • 11. Questions & Answers
    • Are facebook and myspace weblogs, wikis or ePortfolio
        • Yes, they are a form ePortfolio that has multiple functionality incorporating blogging and wikis.
        • The confusion / difference comes about with the use and function of each