Sunday, October 02, 2005

Wikkis for fun and education

A wikki is defined by the Wikkipedia as:
A wiki (pronounced: weekee) is a web application that allows users to add content, as on an Internet forum, but also allows anyone to edit the content. The term Wiki also refers to the collaborative software used to create such a website (see Wiki software). Its a very effective way to exchange information through collaborative effort.

Wikkipedia itself is an endless resource - an Encyclopedia that anyone can update:
http://en.wikipedia.org/
(There is a listing of other wikki's reference sources at the bottom of this page)

A specilialised referece for Podcasting is also given at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting

A community wikki that also explains the term wikki and discusses pros and cons , etc is:
http://www.communitywiki.org/en/CategoryIntroductionToWiki
(see also http://www.communitywiki.org/en)

Two people who have been using wikkis within the Learnscope environment and beyond are:

Sean Fitzgerald's Wikis:
http://seanfitz.wikispaces.org/networks-june
http://seanfitz.wikispaces.org/MP3players
http://hypar.wikispaces.org/Podcasting
Leigh Blackall
http://leighblackall.wikispaces.org/

FREE WIKKI PLACES:
http://www.wikispaces.org/

WIKKI Hosting AT A PRICE:
Edit Me, provides a platform for creating a wikki with hosting (at a price):
http://www.editme.com/WikiSite

Fascinating stuff:
WikiWikkiWeb:
http://phpwiki.sourceforge.net/

There is a link on the far right of the PfP blog to "Blogs and Wikkis - Edna Online Resources"
http://www.edna.edu.au/edna/go/pid/4314

(you may have to scroll down the home page of the blog to find the links again)

This resource is mainly about blogs, with one reference to wikkis:
University of British Columbia's Office of Technology Learning wiki:
http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?HomePage
(This is a bit technical and disjointed - a feature of wikkis, I understand).

UBC does have an introductory piece that gives some hints for creating wikkis, a site called WikkiBasics:
http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?WikiBasics

2 Comments:

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Marie said...

Hi all
The following are quick easy sites for creating quizes, puzzles, etc.
Many have probably seen them, if not they are free or have a free version.
http://www.halfbakedsoftware.com/index.php

http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/teachingtools.html

Not sure how to make them hotlinks in here so you may have to copy & paste into your browser.

Looking forward to seeing the Brisbane group at the end of the month.

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger mack said...

This is fascinating.
I’d been taught that left-aligned labels are preferred, to support the prototypical F-shaped eye-tracking heatmap of web browsing. The idea is that it supports easy vertical scanning.

online learning

 

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