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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


Recommended readings:
A Brief History of Weblogs


Creating a Blog from Scratch, Part 2: Advantages and Disadvantages of Popular Blog Software

Using discussion webs to Defvelop an Academic Community of Learners

Why Blog?

Educational Blogging

Time to check: Are you using the right blogging tool?

Blog software comparison chart

Beyond personal webpublishing: An exploratory study of conversational blogging practices

The educated blogger: Using Weblogs to promote literacy in the classroom

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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
eportfolio image

Preparing A Teaching Portfolio

What if...? Portfolio Trouble-Shooting

Recommended readings:
Builiding 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 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.

Podcasting Tools

The new podcasting tools

Tools for Podcasting

Podcasting Explained

Podcasting Tools and Downloads

How Podcasting Works

Recommended readings:
Implementing Wireless PDA Technology in the IT Curriculum

Smart Classroom: Enhancing Collaborative Learning Using Pervasive Computing Technology

Podcast Pinpointer: A Multimedia Semantic Web Application

Seriously, iPods Are Educational

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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.

Interactive Whiteboards

The Interactive Whiteboard as a Force for Pedagogic Change

Enhancing Biology Instruction via Multimedia Presentations

Why Use an Interactive Whiteboard? A Bakerís Dozen Reasons!

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

An Introduction to Current Trends and Benefits of Mobile Wireless Technology Use in Higher Education

Gaming Technology:
Operations and Strategy Learning in Edutainment Interfaces

Teaching Facts with Fun, Online Games

Teachers' Perceptions of Video Games: MMOGs and the Future of Preservice Teacher Education

Using Games to Promote Girls' Positive Attitudes Toward Technologysamples of instant messaging

Instant Messaging
Using Instant Messaging for Collaborative Learning: A Case Study

Instant Messaging Ė Collaborative Tool or Educatorís nightmare!

Instant Messaging: IM Online! RU?

Managing the risks and rewards of instant messaging

Instant Messaging and Interruption: Influence of Task Type on Performance

Instant Messaging Reference in an Academic Library: A Case Study

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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 Beginnerís Look

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Comparison of wiki software


Recommended readings:

Why use Qwiki (instead of Wikipedia)?

Making the Case for a Wiki

English Wikipedia Publishes Millionth Article

Wikipedia Creators Move Into News,1284,65819,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1

Wikipedia founder admits to serious quality problems

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