Week 6 Collaborative Writing/Editing

 For Class Discussion (to prepare in advance):
  1. Wikis in Plain English by Lee and Sachi Lefever (under 4 minutes)
  2. The Power of Wikis in Higher Ed by Linda L. Briggs
Popular Tools – Course Google Site at IDT351 Course Google Site
Further Resources
  1. See Who’s Editing Wikipedia by John Borland
  2. Wikipedia and the New Curriculum by David Parry
  3. Wikibooks (increase in textbook cost is crazy, and you can see people try to write books on various subjects together)
  4. Google Drive – Short video link to Google Drive features
  5. Google Sites – Video tutorial detailing how to use Google Sites
  6. PBWorks – Video tutorial demonstrating some of PBworks functions
You can comment on any of the following:
  • Any difference, strengths or weaknesses compared to blogging tool(s)?
  • What are unique or major strengths about wiki tool?
  • Important things to consider in adoption or implementation (e.g., user management)

7 thoughts on “Week 6 Collaborative Writing/Editing”

  1. The wiki tools give more professional feelings that we trust the information find on a wiki page instead of a blog page. Compare with blog tools, it needs more work on the wiki tools that it should be more professional. But blog tools is a good place to connect with others. But it’s a big problem that there is too much information on the blog tools, and some people may get trouble with so much information. Also it’s really hard to deal with all kinds people on the blog tools. Wiki tools won’t have trouble with that. But once wiki content have personal judgement. It will become a big trouble.


  2. Some strengths of wiki tools are that they help users connect with other users. A major strength that proves this would be the use of gaining knowledge from shared files that others post. Tools like PBworks, Project Forum, MediaWiki, and EditMe are all great tools that help in strengthening the use of technology to help students receive knowledge from teachers.


  3. Some strengths of wiki tools are useful for everyone’s who want. It helps people to know more about their interesting such as differents cultures. Wiki is easy to use which has small tools that makes the learner to know quick but blog has big problem that it has too much information for its tool which makes the learner feels unhappy with this tools. A major strength that proves by wiki is that we can earn and get a useful information from information that shared by others post. There are some tools like wixi, Project Forum, google doce, google slides are very important tools that help students to achieve goals.


  4. There are many similarities and differences between blogging and wiki pages. Both are usually about one topic in particular. They can also be added to or edited at any time. Each can also be great sources of information. A big difference between the two is who can edit them; blogs usually have one person or a small group of people adding to them while anyone can go ahead and edit a wiki page. Also, blogs usually contain opinions on said topic while wikis try their best to stick to facts and stay neutral.


  5. Some key things that wiki tools bring to the table is the connection it brings with other people. A great positive and strength is that it is always up for change and always adapting to become a stronger site. Wiki space is a space where people throughout the business and educator field try to launch as much as possible. with how much wikispace has done this is a great step towards finding problems and errors and builiding them as time goes by. For teachers there is so much to use to involve their students into the newest technology and I can say I am excited to see what the future typical classroom looks like.


  6. Blogs and wikis are very similar in the fact that they both contain general (or in depth) information on any given topic. These are very popular learning tools because they allow anyone who wants to know more about any topic to learn at their own pace. They can get as in depth or as shallow as they want with the topic. Each learning tool has its place, but with different audiences. Blogs are geared more towards a class setting or collaborative work. Blogs allow a small group of people to work together to form content that others will be able to read but not alter. These individual who work together and collaborate usually know each other pretty well. Wikis, on the other hand, allow the entire world to collaborate on any given topic. Anyone is allowed to alter the content or add to it. This will take the credibility of the content down. With everyone in the world adding to the information, it is more likely that the information provided will be false.


  7. Wiki and blogs are very similar because both are usually about one topic also it can be edited and multiple things can be added at any time. Each can also be a source of information or opinion depending on what you are looking for. Both may be professional or personal. One of largest differences is that wiki can be edited by anyone and blogs are usually personal or run by a small group.


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