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Blogs

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.

Tutorials:
Beginners Guides: Creating a Weblog

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1530

Blogging For Beginners
http://www.blogbasics.com/blog-tutorial-1-1.php
Polyblog

Blogger
http://www.blogger.com/start

Recommended readings:
A Brief History of Weblogs
http://www.cjr.org/issues/2003/5/blog-jensen.asp?printerfriendly=yes

PolyBlogs
http://polyblogs.rpi.edu/

Creating a Blog from Scratch, Part 2: Advantages and Disadvantages of Popular Blog Software
http://www.dancohen.org/blog/posts/advantages_and_disadvantages_of_popular_blog_software

Using discussion webs to Defvelop an Academic Community of Learners
http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7005.pdf

Why Blog?
http://www.thejournal.com/articles/17616

Educational Blogging
http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0450.pdf

Time to check: Are you using the right blogging tool?
http://www.ojr.org/ojr/stories/050714gardner

Blog software comparison chart
http://www.ojr.org/ojr/images/blog_software_comparison.cfm

Beyond personal webpublishing: An exploratory study of conversational blogging practices
http://csdl2.computer.org/comp/proceedings/hicss/2005/2268/04/22680107a.pdf

The educated blogger: Using Weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue9_6/huffaker/index.html

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E-Porfolio

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.

Tutorials:
The Sakai Community

http://www.sakaiproject.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

eFolio Minnesota
http://www.efoliomn.com/

"At-a-Glance Guides"
http://electronicportfolios.com/ALI/index.html

Developing a Teaching Portfolio
http://depts.washington.edu/cidrweb/PortfolioTools.htm
eportfolio image

Preparing A Teaching Portfolio
http://www.utexas.edu/academic/cte/teachfolio.html

What if...? Portfolio Trouble-Shooting
http://www.rmcdenver.com/useguide/assessme/portfoli.htm

Recommended readings:
Builiding an E-dentity for Each Student

http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0147.pdf

Digital Portfolios: A Confluence of Portfolio Assessment and Technology
http://www.csubak.edu/~dgeorgi/projects/digital.htm

Directions in Electronic Portfolio Development
http://it.coe.uga.edu/itforum/paper66/paper66.htm

How To Produce A Teaching Portfolio
http://www.city.londonmet.ac.uk/deliberations/portfolios/ICED_workshop/seldin_book.html

The Electronic Portfolio Boom: What's it All About?
http://www.campus-technology.com/article.asp?id=6984

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Podcasting

wikipedia logo Podcasting is the method of distributing multimedia files, such as audio programs or music videos, over the Internet for playback on mobile devices and personal computers. The distribution format of a podcast uses either the RSS or Atom syndication formats. The term podcast, like "radio", can mean both the content and the method of delivery. Usually the podcast features one type of "show", with new episodes either sporadically or at planned intervals, such as daily or weekly. Podcasting's essence is about creating content (audio or video) for an audience that wants to listen or watch when they want, where they want, and how they want.

Tutorials:
Podcasting Tools

http://www.podcasting-tools.com/

The new podcasting tools
http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6450_7-6212319-1.html

Tools for Podcasting
http://www.feedforall.com/tools-for-podcasting.htmpodcasting

Podcasting Explained
http://www.rss-specifications.com/podcasting-explained.htm

Podcasting Tools and Downloads
http://www.deitel.com/Podcasting/PodcastingResourceCenter_Page4.html

How Podcasting Works
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/podcasting2.htm

Recommended readings:
Implementing Wireless PDA Technology in the IT Curriculum

http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EQM0617.pdf

Smart Classroom: Enhancing Collaborative Learning Using Pervasive Computing Technology
http://www.public.asu.edu/~bwang/publications/SmartClassroom-2003.pdf

Podcast Pinpointer: A Multimedia Semantic Web Application
http://sw.deri.org/~juan/weblog/podcast.pdf

Seriously, iPods Are Educational
http://chronicle.com/free/v51/i28/28a03001.htm

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Tech News

wikipedia logo The Tech News section of this page focuses on the latest emerging educational technologies. Educational technology, the use of technology in education to improve learning and teaching, is also known as instructional technology or learning technology. As these emerging technologies become more ubiquitous they will warrant a separate section on this page.

Whiteboards:
Interactive Whiteboards

http://www.nwnet.org.uk/pages/rev_imp/downloads/interactive_wboards.doc

The Interactive Whiteboard as a Force for Pedagogic Change
http://www.aace.org/dl/files/ITCE/ITCE200215.pdf

Enhancing Biology Instruction via Multimedia Presentations
http://edcompass.smarttech.com/NR/rdonlyres/B65DEF10-F8F0-40A3-B91A-A892BED75292/0/LeDuff_Jan04.pdf

Why Use an Interactive Whiteboard? A Bakerís Dozen Reasons!
http://teachers.net/gazette/JAN02/mabell.html

Wireless and Mobile Technologies:
Wireless and mobile technologies to enhance teaching and learning

http://chan.lst.ncu.edu.tw/paper2/23.pdf

An Introduction to Current Trends and Benefits of Mobile Wireless Technology Use in Higher Education
http://www.editlib.org/index.cfm/files/paper_6158.pdf?fuseaction=Reader.DownloadFullText&paper_id=6158

Gaming Technology:
Operations and Strategy Learning in Edutainment Interfaces
http://www.it.rit.edu/~may/AACE_2004_Eye.pdf

Teaching Facts with Fun, Online Games
http://www.learningcircuits.org/2006/February/kapp.htm

Teachers' Perceptions of Video Games: MMOGs and the Future of Preservice Teacher Education
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=125

Using Games to Promote Girls' Positive Attitudes Toward Technologysamples of instant messaging
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=209

Instant Messaging
Using Instant Messaging for Collaborative Learning: A Case Study
http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=170

Instant Messaging Ė Collaborative Tool or Educatorís nightmare!
http://www.unb.ca/naweb/proceedings/2003/PaperFarmer.html

Instant Messaging: IM Online! RU?
http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM0562.pdf

Managing the risks and rewards of instant messaging
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0DXK/is_13_21/ai_n6169077

Instant Messaging and Interruption: Influence of Task Type on Performance
https://research.microsoft.com/~cutrell/OzCHI2000.pdf

Instant Messaging Reference in an Academic Library: A Case Study
http://news.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crljournal/backissues2002b/january02/foley.pdf

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Wikis

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.

Tutorials:
Wiki Science:How to start a Wiki

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wiki_Science:How_to_start_a_Wiki

WikiWikiWeb
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WelcomeVisitors

Wikis: A Beginnerís Look
http://meredith.wolfwater.com/cil06/

Seedwiki
http://www.seedwiki.com/
wikipedia logo

Comparison of wiki software
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_wiki_software

WIKIMatrix
http://www.wikimatrix.org/

Recommended readings:
Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Why use Qwiki (instead of Wikipedia)?
http://qwiki.caltech.edu/wiki/Why_Use_Qwiki

Making the Case for a Wiki
http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue42/tonkin/

English Wikipedia Publishes Millionth Article
http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Press_releases/English_Wikipedia_Publishes_Millionth_Article

Wikipedia Creators Move Into News
http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,65819,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1

Wikipedia founder admits to serious quality problems
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/10/18/wikipedia_quality_problem/

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