Blogs and Wikis

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Blogging - to create a blog or weblog has made keeping a diary on-line very easy. It can provide time to reflect on exploits related to work, learning or leisure pursuits. 

Blogger.com says:

"A blog is a personal diary. A daily pulpit. A collaborative space. A political soapbox. A breaking-news outlet. A collection of links. Your own private thoughts. Memos to the world."

There are many different sites offering places for you to start a blog a list is provided by Dfinitive with useful comments to help you make the decision.

The LexDis blog uses WordPress as that has been provided by the university and is relatively easy to make accessible.

Wikis are documents that can be edited by others not just the original author.  The best known example is Wikipedia the on-line encyclopaedia

Lifehack offer some advice for students who want to use wikis for note taking and tell you how to set one up with other hints and tips.

They can be used for collaboration and several universities are now using them for group work.  Steven Warburton at Kings College London has a Slide share PowerPoint on Wikis and Collaboration in an educational setting

 

 

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