Blogs & Wikis
Over the last few years, the use of blogs and wikis for online communication and collaboration has become increasingly popular.
A blog, (as defined at http://www.blogger.com/start), is an easy-to-use, free web site, where you can quickly post thoughts, interact with people, and more. Some characteristics of blogs include:
- web log
- similar to Discussion Groups
- a communication tool that can be accessed by anyone at anytime
- can be comprised of a single user or multiple members
(Source: Blogging in Education presentation by Tim Hunter at the Illinois Online Conference 2005)
Many professors have set up blogs, or asked their students to set up blogs where various topics are addressed.
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A wiki provides a web site for online project collaboration. All users can edit and modify the pages.
A wiki site could be used for:
- online brainstorming
- document sharing
- group project development.
Would you like to visit a wiki site? Then go to Then go to http://www.wikispaces.com/
Search for the wiki called e-LearningGBC. Feel free to add your own comments.
Wikis and Blogs can be good sources of information on a topic.
Try searching for information on a subject of interest to you at either a blog or wiki site.