Using wikis for online collaboration – simply view, edit and save

June 17th, 2010 by Monika Jankowska-Pacyna

A wiki is essentially an online database for creating, browsing, and searching through information in one centralized location. It eliminates the need to resend documents/files from one person to another.
Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites, to power community websites, to record personal notes, and to share ideas. You may also see wikis used in corporate intranets and in knowledge management systems.

Explore the Wikis in Plain English video to learn more about wikis and review 7 things you should know about Wikis to gain insights into how they can be used with students and among colleagues.

Cool Tools …

by Maria Moriarty

As we know the internet is literally growing every second – I first saw this very neat Social Media Counter at the Transliteracy conference – it’s an astounding visual – watch the internet grow literally before your eyes!! At the conference we also played a lot with Word Clouds – collections of words from documents […]

Research Pick of the Day #3

February 10th, 2010 by Maria Moriarty

Today’s pick is…. Virtual learning environments: An evaluation of their development (2009) A study of Virtual Learning Environments in the U.K.    We know them better in Canada as Learning Management Systems such as Moodle. The study looked at VLEs  in 18 colleges, six primary and 2 secondary schools, 3 workplace programs and 3 adult […]

Tech Tips and Tech Soup….

January 7th, 2010 by Maria Moriarty

Here are a couple of links to great resources to help us all get a handle on technology for learning and teaching –  Technology Tutorials All Around – put together by our old friends at 180 Technology Tips –  is an impressive list of freely available technology tutorials and resources for teachers  on the internet […]

An amazing list of Web 2.0 Resources for Adult Literacy Practitioners

December 1st, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Here is a link to a dazzling list of   Web 2.0 resources for adult literacy practitioners put together by Patty Ball, Regional Technology Coordinator, Northeast SABES in Massachussetts. I have had this list on my “to do” or “to blog” list for a while and just flipped through it again this morning – to […]

Everything you ever wanted to know about Twitter in education

September 28th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

Thanks once again to Jane Hart whose invaluable E-Learning Pick of the day is among the very best places to learn about what’s new in e-learning and technology in learning… In today’s update Jane gives us Fifty Terrific Twitter Tutorials for Teachers – this list includes tutorials about Twitter, examples of how teachers are using […]

What is Wiki Educator?

August 14th, 2009 by Maria Moriarty

I have just spent an exciting hour exploring WikiEducator – an online global community of educators working collaboratively to develop and share free educational content. It includes an Adult Basic Education Section where you will find free learning resources developed in British Columbia under the auspices of the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer – […]

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