A web log, or blog, is an online journal that encourages communication of ideas. Below are a few links to learn more about blogs:
- Blog Software Breakdown - a comparison of different blogging desktop programs
- Alan Levine's first tutorial on blogging, called BlogShop 2.0 for using Movable Type. He has a posting about "Blog-folios" and a link to an e-portfolio created with Movable Type. A second version, BloggerShop, focuses on the use of Blogger.
- An Overview of the Web Log Tool Market - a blog itself
- Educational Blogging - an article in the Educause Review, September/October 2004
- Grass Roots KM through Blogging - an article linking blogs, knowledge management (KM) and storytelling - compares blogs and stories
- WEBPAGE CREATION: Blogs and Wikis - a lot of useful links and definitions
- Exploring the use of blogs as learning spaces in the higher education sector (PDF) - one of the few refereed journal articles about blog use in higher education.
- weblogs: a history and perspective - an essay by Rebecca Blood, author of the Weblog Handbook
Below are links to several blogs where the authors have discussed e-portfolios. I decided to experiment with my own blog, to explore some of my thinking on the use of e-portfolios for learning (NOT assessment). If you have a Blog that focuses on electronic portfolios, e-mail me and I will add it to this list.
- My new Blog on e-Portfolios for Learning: http://electronicportfolios.org/blog/
- David Tosh's Blog. David is a researcher on Electronic Portfolios in Edinboro, Scotland. http://www.eradc.org/blog/
- Jeremy Hiebert's Blog. Jeremy is a web designer and graduate student in Canada. http://headspacej.tripod.com/blog.html
- Will Richardson's blog on Weblogs and RSS in Education with specific mention of web-folios: http://www.weblogg-ed.com/2003/01/20
- Alan Levine's BlogShop discussion of Webfolios http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/blogshop/archives/000062.html
- Student Portfolios - a blog http://starfsfolk.khi.is/salvor/basics/portfolio.htm
- Tools to Support K-12 Student Writing - Blogs http://www.cesa12.k12.wi.us/teach/write/blogs.html
- Dan Mitchell's Thoughts about Weblogs in Education - http://www.teachnology.org/stories/storyReader$150
A wiki is a quick way to create and share ideas through web pages that can be edited with only a web browser (the name comes from a Hawaiian term that means "quick"). There has been a resurgence in popularity of this 10-year-old technology, especially in the corporate sector, "as a speedy way to collaborate without having to endure endless back-and-forth e-mail exchanges or dealing with complex and expensive groupware" (Business Week Online). Just click "edit page" link on a wiki page, and you can update its contents using a WYSIWYG editor.
- Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not - an article in the Educause Review, September/October 2004
- Quickiwiki, Swiki, Twiki, Zwiki and the Plone Wars Wiki as a PIM and Collaborative Content Tool - a comprehensive look at different versions of wiki software available with a brief comparison with blogs. From Information Today
- A YouTube video that explains what a wiki is
An example of an ePortfolio built in WikiSpaces.
Updated August 17, 2009