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wikipedia logo A blog (from web log or weblog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally in reverse chronological order). Blogs can be hosted by dedicated blog hosting services, or they can be run using blog software on regular web hosting services. Like other media, blogs often focus on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news. Some blogs function as online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic.

Beginners Guides: Creating a Weblog

Blogging For Beginners


How to Write a Blog

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wikipedia logo In the context of education and learning, an E-portfolio (electronic portfolio or a digital portfolio) is a portfolio based on electronic media and services. It consists of a personal digital record containing information such as a collection of artifacts or evidence demonstrating what one knows and can do.

The Sakai Community

eFolio Minnesota

"At-a-Glance Guides"

Developing a Teaching Portfolio

Preparing A Teaching Portfolio

What if...? Portfolio Trouble-Shooting

Building an E-dentity for Each Student

Digital Portfolios: A Confluence of Portfolio Assessment and Technology

Directions in Electronic Portfolio Development

How To Produce A Teaching Portfolio

The Electronic Portfolio Boom: What's it All About?

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wikipedia logo The term wiki is a shortened form of wiki wiki (weekie, weekie) which is from the native language of Hawaii,where it is commonly used as an adjective to denote something "quick" or "fast". Here a wiki is a type of website that allows users to easily add, remove, or otherwise edit all content, very quickly and easily, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative writing. The term Wiki can also refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a website (see wiki software). In essence, a wiki is a simplification of the process of creating HTML pages combined with a system that records each individual change that occurs over time, so that at any time, a page can be reverted to any of its previous states. Most wikis will allow completely unrestricted access so that people are able to contribute to the site without necessarily having to undergo a process of 'registration', as had usually been required by various other types of interactive websites such as Internet forums or chat sites.

Wiki Science: How to start a Wiki


Wikis: A Beginner’s Look


Comparison of wiki software


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Social Networking

wikipedia logo Social Networking refers to the hundreds of online communities which facilitate connections between people with shared affiliations, interests, and goals. Most offer a combination of web 2.0 tools for users including synchronous and asynchronous communication tools, as well as, photo, link, and/or file sharing applications. A vast range of communities fall into this category from one sentence updates sent to a buddy list to live interaction via an avatar within a completely virtual 3D world. Users typically need to create a profile to join the community and millions of users have already made social networking a part of everyday life. Because of their vast popularity, typically low to no cost of startup, and bevy of integrated tools, the use of social networking communities as collaborative learning spaces is increasing in popularity.

Getting Started with Social Networking

Social Networking Terminology

Social Networking: Emerging Instructional Technology

Social Networking for education

List of Social Networking websites

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