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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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Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business Blogs & Wikis for Education & Business Presentation Transcript

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