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  • 1. Wikis Wali Memonwalimemon.com
  • 2. Questions 0 What is a blog? 0 What is a Wiki? 0 What is Wikipedia? 0 What is RSS?2008 walimemon.com 2Wali Memon
  • 3. Terminology: Blog0 Blog:0 A website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.0 Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries 0 Wikipedia2008 walimemon.com 3Wali Memon
  • 4. Terminology: Wiki0 Wiki: is a type of Web site that allows the visitors to easily: add, remove, and otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration.0 This ease of interaction and operation (along with change-tracking abilities) makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring. 0Wikipedia 2008 walimemon.com 4 Wali Memon
  • 5. Terminology: Wikipedia0 Wikipedia (from the words wiki and encyclopedia) : a multilingual, Web-based free content encyclopedia project0 Written collaboratively by volunteers0 Currently Wikipedia has more than five million articles in many languages, including more than 1.5 million in the English- language version2008 walimemon.com 5Wali Memon
  • 6. Terminology: RSS 0 RSS: a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated pages, such as blogs or news feeds.• Consumers of RSS content use special browsers (aggregators) to watch for new content in dozens or even hundreds of web feeds.• E.g: mail.google.com 2008 walimemon.com 6 Wali Memon
  • 7. Terminology: Blogosphere0 Blogosphere is the collective term encompassing all blogs as a community or social network. Many weblogs are densely inter-connected; bloggers read others blogs, link to them, reference them in their own writing, and post comments on each others blogs. Because of this, the interconnected blogs have grown their own culture. (e.g. http://technorati.com) 2008 walimemon.com 7 Wali Memon
  • 8. Blogs: educational uses generally (Brighouse 2004) 1. Standard Class Webpage(s): • Address recurring questions/issues 2. Interesting developments that relate to the theme of the course (via instructor) • Current events, Web sites mentioned, etc. 3. Organization of in-class discussion • Blogging has distinct advantages over more common threaded discussion in its support of style, ownership and identity • Inefficiencies in threading and linking (Cameron & Anderson)2008 walimemon.com 8Wali Memon
  • 9. General educational uses (Brighouse 2004) 4. Group Blogs: students create (and present?) a group project using a blog 5. Requiring students to write their own blogs as part of their grade • In conjunction with an assignment; e.g. an article review2008 walimemon.com 9Wali Memon
  • 10. Wikis: General Educational Uses (Science of Spectroscopy)0 Easily create simple websites (eliminates technical obstacles to putting things online)0 Project development with peer review (e.g. write a report/paper gradually, with feedback from instructor/students before final draft)0 Group Authoring (i.e. online group work) Using a wiki “pulls” the group members together to build and edit the document on a wiki page. It also allows all group members immediate, equal access to the most recent version of the document. (Tracking collaborative work using multiple wiki2008 walimemon.com 10Wali Memon
  • 11. Wikis: General Educational Uses (Science of Spectroscopy)0 Data Collection Because of its ease of editing, a wiki can be very useful for collecting data from a group of students. The wiki best suited for this right now is JotSpot, which has a data collection tool you can install with just a few clicks.0 Review classes & teachers Students at Brown University started CAW - Course Advisor Wiki, a place for students to collaboratively write reviews of courses theyve taken.0 Presentations Some people are using a wiki in place of conventional presentation software, like Keynote and PowerPoint.2008 walimemon.com 11Wali Memon
  • 12. Try!Read topic Submit articleintroduction on Find an article by e-mail formy blog approval Submit review by e-mail and Write a review post to blog Read reviews on Respond to two other blogs. comments and Post comments and questions a question 2008 walimemon.com 12 Wali Memon
  • 13. Sources 0 The street finds its own use for things (Harry Brighouse, 2004) http://crookedtimber.org/2003/09/15/the-street- finds-its-own-use-for-things 0 Comparing Weblogs to Threaded Discussion Tools in Online Educational Contexts http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Nov_06/article01.htm 0 Using wiki in education http://www.scienceofspectroscopy.info/edit/index.p hp?title=Using_wiki_in_education2008 walimemon.com 13Wali Memon
  • 14. Thanks Wali Memonwalimemon.com