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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Wikis, Blogs and Collaboration Tools

Nancy White has posted a very interesting article on blogs and community on the knowledge tree - a must read for anyone interested in using blogs. You can read it on the screen and you can also download it as an MP3 file.

Shawn Callahan has commented on a discussion that has been taking place about why people don't use collaboration tools. I personally agreed with the statement that "When faced with the choice of learning new technology and chatting to colleagues on the phone and email to get a job done, if it can be done with what they already know they will go with that;". Clearly, wikis and blogs will only become commonplace where there are clear advantages in using them.

What's a Wiki is a wiki that was prepared for a workshop with that title. It has many links to websites about using wikis in education.

Wikipedia is encouraging universities and schools to use wikipedia as part of their studies. This page has descriptions of a numer of Universities that are using wikipedia with students.

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