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Tools for this and that

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How do I make the best use of the Web 2.0 tools?

I am creating this new blog to focus my thoughts on the way I make use of the many social networking tools now available for free. Let me start with blogs and wikis.

Blogs

I have a number of blogs in my Blogger dashboard, some of which are private and some public. I use www.blogger.com for its ease of use and management. I also like the templates it provides so that each of my individual blogs can have a different look. I use blogs to reflect on events and activities; report on project progress; provide insight and personal journals for life based learning. You may wish to visit my HarnessingRuralSkills blog which was used for a project in 2006 or this blog about Personal Learning Landscapes.

This new WordPress blog is an experiment – I wish to explore its extra functionality and sophistication as a tool for displaying my educational opinions, strategies, tips and conversations.

You can compare the functionality and attributes of some free blogs using the WeblogMatrix.

Wikis 

Today I read a newsletter from Marlene Manto, LearnScope manager from TAFE SA and discovered this link to a great article about using Wikis. The author explores how wiki and edit are making the Internet a better learning tool.

I use wikis to provide a collaborative space for: designing workshops; creating a network; involving learners; and sharing ideas. My wikis appear mostly in the www.wetpaint.com realm and I found out about wetpaint by doing a comparison at the wiki matrix.

You may like to visit one of the public wetpaint wikis at this site: http://eportfolios.wetpaint.com

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Author: coachcarole

Coach Carole is the name by which many of you will know me - in my role as coach and mentor for teachers, project teams and networks facilitators. I work independently as an elearning consultant for my business Macro Dimensions.

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