Wikis and blogs
What are Wiki Spaces?
- The wiki is a tool for sharing information
- It is an internal-facing informal resource that can be edited by anyone within your group
- This means that should new information arise in your area you can update and publish the page immediately
What can it be used for?
- Wiki spaces can be used for
- learning and teaching activities such as group work, brainstorming, conferences, discussions, and co-ordinated activities towards a shared goal;
- sharing resources such as lecture notes, course outlines, team strategies, minutes, policy documents;
- team work such as projects, requirements specifications, task allocation, documentation, development of ideas.
What can I do?
- You can
- discuss ideas and projects;
- comment on other people's pages;
- edit pages in your browser;
- share ideas with others;
- lock pages;
- view a page's edit history.
- You can create
- a blog — an online diary of events, news and views;
- an intranet — internal pages for your department or team;
- a personal wiki space — an easy-to-edit personal site;
- a to-do list — an interactive tool for remembering tasks;
- tags — simple categories for related content.
What is a Blog?
A blog (short for web log) is a user-generated website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order.
Blogs (available via the wiki) can be used to create an online diary of events, news and views. These can then be imported to your departmental homepage using a "blidget" (blog widget). People can also post comments to your blog, or ask questions (if you enable this feature).
What does it do?
Blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of most early blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), sketchblog, videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media. – Wikipedia