Using The Web To Work Together

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A simple introduction to blogs and wikis given at the University of Bath

A simple introduction to blogs and wikis given at the University of Bath

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  • 1. Using the web to work together The Web Sessions Delivered by Web Services, University of Bath
  • 2. communication http://www.flickr.com/photos/briansolis/1411905457/
  • 3. Traditional theory
      • Some information flows down
      • Most flows up
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/savethedave/504491655/
  • 4. The real world
      • Some information flows up
      • Most flows from side to side (if at all!)‏
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/savethedave/504491655/
  • 5. Everyone is their own information silo http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenmccown/132990634/
  • 6. Barriers
      • Some old, some new
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterben/501928491/ Ease, location and professional identity
  • 7.  
  • 8. blogs wikis
  • 9. Blogs are... “ A blog allows you to publish up-to-date information very quickly and to ensure that it is widely distributed to a particular audience.” “ Blogs can support feedback and discussion with a comment mechanism. Readers may choose to comment and these comments will be viewable by anyone reading that blog .” What is a blog? University of Cardiff, http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/guidelines/entry/what_is_a_blog
  • 10. Blog examples
  • 11. A demo might be nice...
  • 12. Wikis are... “ A wiki is a collaborative online website . They are used by communities often to develop a knowledge base . They evolve constantly because the content is created by a community of users.” “ Wikis are often used as intranets and communities of interest.” What is a wiki? University of Cardiff, http://blogs.cf.ac.uk/guidelines/entry/what_is_a_wiki
  • 13. “ Wiki?!?!” http://www.flickr.com/photos/kables/1220574200/
  • 14. Wiki examples
  • 15. A demo might be nice...
  • 16. Essential differences
    • one for updates, notifications, announcements
    • the other for storing and collaborating on information
    • Both support discussion!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tidewatermuse/134222791/
  • 17. Modes of working
    • Individual
    • Co-operation
    • Collaboration
    • Collaboration and peer review
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/larskflem/95757299/
  • 18. Thanks!
    • Questions?
    The Web Sessions Delivered by Web Services, University of Bath