Using The Web To Work Together

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

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Using The Web To Work Together

  1. 1. Using the web to work together The Web Sessions Delivered by Web Services, University of Bath
  2. 2. communication http://www.flickr.com/photos/briansolis/1411905457/
  3. 3. Traditional theory <ul><ul><li>Some information flows down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most flows up </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/savethedave/504491655/
  4. 4. The real world <ul><ul><li>Some information flows up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most flows from side to side (if at all!)‏ </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/savethedave/504491655/
  5. 5. Everyone is their own information silo http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenmccown/132990634/
  6. 6. Barriers <ul><ul><li>Some old, some new </li></ul></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/misterben/501928491/ Ease, location and professional identity
  7. 8. blogs wikis
  8. 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
  9. 10. Blog examples
  10. 11. A demo might be nice...
  11. 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
  12. 13. “ Wiki?!?!” http://www.flickr.com/photos/kables/1220574200/
  13. 14. Wiki examples
  14. 15. A demo might be nice...
  15. 16. Essential differences <ul><li>one for updates, notifications, announcements </li></ul><ul><li>the other for storing and collaborating on information </li></ul><ul><li>Both support discussion! </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tidewatermuse/134222791/
  16. 17. Modes of working <ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Co-operation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration and peer review </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/larskflem/95757299/
  17. 18. Thanks! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>The Web Sessions Delivered by Web Services, University of Bath

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