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Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business
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An explanation of the emergence of blogs and wikis as tools in education and business

An explanation of the emergence of blogs and wikis as tools in education and business

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    • 1. Blogs & Wikis: Business & Education Uses Dr. Joan Vinall-Cox
    • 2. Business Wikis Education Blogs
    • 3. <ul><li>Definitions </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul>
    • 4. <ul><li>What is a Wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaboration tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open editing / creating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Sometimes only to defined users) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Wiki wiki” means “quickly” in Hawaiian </li></ul>
    • 5. Wikipedia - example
    • 6. http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/gems/umlaut.html
    • 7. Media Possibilities <ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
    • 8. <ul><li>What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Web Log </li></ul><ul><li>weBLOG </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently updated website </li></ul><ul><li>Little or no technical knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Personal tone </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of styles </li></ul><ul><li>Many topics </li></ul>
    • 9. Blog - Example
    • 10. Media Possibilities <ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>Attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
    • 11. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Time-sequenced </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss & Inform </li></ul><ul><li>Single page </li></ul><ul><li>Informal in tone </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Iterative </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Inform & Share </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple pages </li></ul><ul><li>Objective in tone </li></ul>
    • 12. The Early Web <ul><li>1989 - late nineties </li></ul><ul><li>technical interface </li></ul>
    • 13. <ul><li>HTML </li></ul><ul><li>FTP </li></ul>
    • 14. The Web as a Medium <ul><li>One-way </li></ul>
    • 15. Precursors to Web 2.0 <ul><li>email </li></ul><ul><li>chat </li></ul><ul><li>P2P </li></ul>
    • 16. Technical Innovations <ul><li>WYSIWYG </li></ul><ul><li>Little or No Coding </li></ul><ul><li>Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-built apps </li></ul>
    • 17. <ul><li>The Read-Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>The Social Web </li></ul>
    • 18. Interest Builds <ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Educational businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses at many levels </li></ul>
    • 19. <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul>
    • 20. The Power of the Web <ul><li>Life Insurance Costs Drop Precipitously </li></ul><ul><li>1996 - Quotesmith </li></ul>
    • 21. From http://www.internetworldstats.com/am/ca.htm
    • 22. Blogging Styles <ul><li>Authentic </li></ul><ul><li>“Faux” </li></ul>
    • 23. Business & Blogging <ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Employees </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul><ul><li>Dissing </li></ul><ul><li>Dangers </li></ul>
    • 24. Management
    • 25. From http://www.socialtext.net/bizblogs/index.cgi
    • 26. From http://blogsurvey.backbonemedia.com/archives/2006/01/83_of_blogging_ceos_have_ghost.html <ul><li>Only 17 % of CEOs </li></ul><ul><li>write their own blogs </li></ul>
    • 27. from http://theconnectionera.blogspot.com/2005/08/corporate-blogging-and-cio.html <ul><li>Corporate blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Internal blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>directed at employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cannot be accessed beyond the corporate network. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>External blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>beyond office workers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>allow customers and others to become readers. </li></ul></ul>
    • 28. Connecting with the Public
    • 29. Marketing
    • 30. Infomercial?
    • 31. Information
    • 32. Product Information
    • 33. Content as Loss Leader
    • 34. Gripe Sites
    • 35. Dissing
    • 36. Dangers
    • 37. http://michaelgeist.ca/
    • 38. The Endangered Web <ul><li>Other nets </li></ul><ul><li>(rigidity of U.S. control of Domain Names) </li></ul><ul><li>Business deals </li></ul><ul><li>(Service Providers playing favorites) </li></ul>
    • 39. http://thestar.blogs.com/azerb/
    • 40. Business Wikis http://www.jot.com/wiki/wiki-applications.php
    • 41. A Wiki About Business
    • 42. An Education Business Wiki
    • 43. WYSIWYG Wikis
    • 44. WikiBooks - Open Source Textbooks
    • 45. A Course Wiki http://wri330.wikispaces.com/wri330
    • 46. Wikis for Communication <ul><li>Course Notes </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing class work </li></ul>
    • 47. Wikis for Collaboration <ul><li>A learning community </li></ul><ul><li>working together </li></ul><ul><li>to create and share knowledge </li></ul>
    • 48. An Assignment Wiki http://www.umbc.edu/bioclass/biol414/wiki/index.php?page=Group_Wiki_Pages
    • 49. Blogs in Education <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing experience & ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Writing as a learning tool </li></ul>
    • 50. <ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregation </li></ul>
    • 51. Central to the Blogsphere
    • 52. Teachers <ul><li>Ask students to blog </li></ul><ul><li>To explore / discuss </li></ul><ul><li>To develop written “voice” </li></ul><ul><li>To create a “learning community” </li></ul>
    • 53. Students <ul><li>Their writing seen by their peers </li></ul><ul><li>Getting responses to what they write </li></ul><ul><li>The “quiet” have a chance to be heard </li></ul>
    • 54. Using Blogs & Wikis <ul><li>Wikispaces for course information, communication, and assignment sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Elgg Community Blog for discussion and file hosting </li></ul>
    • 55. Elgg - A Community Learning Space
    • 56. <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Time-sequenced </li></ul><ul><li>Chronological </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss & Inform </li></ul><ul><li>Single page </li></ul><ul><li>Informal in tone </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Iterative </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Inform & Share </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple pages </li></ul><ul><li>Objective in tone </li></ul>
    • 57. Blogs & Wikis <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the communication revolution </li></ul><ul><li>business, education, personal </li></ul><ul><li>easy & effective </li></ul><ul><li>They will be used </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly and for more purposes </li></ul>
    • 58. Thanks for your attention!

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