WIKIS V/S BLOGS

Helping you to understand Wikis and Blogs.

DEFINITION OF WIKI?

A wiki is a website which is developed collaboratively by a community of users, allowing any user to add and edit content. One of the most famous of all wiki is '' Wikipedia''.

Wiki is very simple to use and seem very strange to many people. People assume that because anyone can edit a wiki at any time, the wiki must be flawed. But wiki supporters claim this is an incorrect assumption.

Ward Cunningham created the first wiki in 1995.

Wikis in Plain English

WHAT WIKI DO?

Wiki" is a composition system; it's a discussion medium; it's a repository; it's a mail system; it's a tool for collaboration. We don't know quite what it is, but we do know it's a fun way to communicate asynchronously across the network.

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WHY USE A WIKI?

Wikis provide a very user- friendly method by which collaboration is encouraged within a group.

WIKIS

  • can be shared with a focused or broad audience.
  • is free of charge
  • can be text only includes, videos, audios, flash, HTML and others add on.
  • promote virtual learning.
  • keeps everyone informed

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Why Use a Wiki?

HOW WIKI WORKS?

Wikis are growing because, at their core, they are about as simple as can be. That simplicity means that people find them easy to use, just like emails and blogs. Like e-mail and blogs, wikis also perform a very useful service in a simple way.

A wiki allows a group of people to enter and communally edit bits of text. These bits of text can be viewed and edited by anyone who visits the wiki.

That's­ it. What it means is that, when you come to a wiki, you are able to read what the wiki's community has written. By clicking an "edit" button on an article, you are able to edit the article's text. You can add or change anything you like in the article you are reading.

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WHO USE WIKI?

Wikis offer a powerful yet flexible collaborative communication tool for developing content specific Web sites. Because wikis grow and evolve as a direct result of people adding material to the site, they can address a variety of pedagogical needs—student involvement, group activities, and so on. Since wikis reside on the Internet, students can access and participate from any location, provided they have Internet access. From an instructional technology perspective, wikis allow faculty and students to engage in collaborative activities that might not be possible in a classroom. Their flexibility will encourage broader adoption—by both students and faculty.
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WHAT IS A BLOG?

A blog is a regularly updated on-line journal which consist of entries (also called posts) appearing in reverse chronological order with the most recent entry appearing first. A blog is typically run by an individual or small group.

Blogs typically include features such comments and links to increase user interactivity. Blogs are created using specific publishing softwares.

Blog is short for web log.


Watch video below to get more details about a blog.

Blogs in Plain English

WHY USE A BLOG?

A blog is a simple, easy to use platform connecting and sharing, timely and relevant information with users. It is the direct communication channel. It is fun and used to facilitate group-working, it encourages reflective learning can be used as a diary to keep a record and promotes interaction.

HOW TO USE A BLOG?

Blogs are can be used in many ways such as online port-folios , personal reflective journals, records of fields , knowledge sharing, space of student dialogue and for administration, be up-to date to researches.

WHO USE BLOG

Blogs are used by a multiple of users in different ways. They can be job-seekers who blog about a recent job-offer. Students can blog to show and express their opinions on a research work or school project. It is found that by October 2015; 2,650,000 blogs were created on the internet. Everyone who is computer literate can easily log on a blog