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CIL2007: Learning with Blogs and Wikis

Posted by comartslibrarian on April 17, 2007

Presented by Meredith Farkas and Michelle Boule. Online at: http://michellemeredith.pbwiki.com

Farkas: Blogs used to be seen as an online diary or journal, but are now used for many more diverse purposes including education.*

Blogs could be used by faculty to post announcements and musings without using a Blackboard course. Can solicit comments and feedback from students as well. Note to self: need to check if Blackboard will do RSS feeds, maybe in version 7?

Wikis can also be used as a more functional course-management space. See biro.bemidjistate.edu. Great too for group collaboration on documents.

Boule: Demo of their Five Weeks to a Social Library, a free online course for librarians everywhere! She encouraged others to steal and build on this course for use with their own staff or colleagues.

*Keep comments open, but do remember that some folks are uncomfortable with public writing. Perhaps they’re sensitive to the fact that online postings (email, blogs, etc.) are notoriously weaker for communicating tone, sarcasm, etc. than would face-to-face conversations. Just because I may blog at a whim doesn’t mean others should feel the same way…

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One Response to “CIL2007: Learning with Blogs and Wikis”

  1. Sandy said

    Hi Jon,
    I must say I am impressed. Do you have a lap top with you, or were you able to get computer time? When you get back I will show you an article that was written in The Christian Librarian about blogs.

    Sandy

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