An Introduction to Web 2.0 in Education

Blog or Wiki?

Which should you choose? It really depends what you want to do. The best approach is probably to try both and see which best suits your needs:
Blog example:
  • Primarily a collaboration tool
  • Many authors, personalities and opinions
  • Knowledge comes from community
  • Discussion can take place on pages or in forum
  • Best for collaborative student projects, teacher repositories or online classrooms
  • Changes must be explicitly tracked
  • Primarily a personal publishing tool
  • Typically one author, one point of view
  • Knowledge limited by one person
  • Discussions take place in comments, approved by author
  • Best for news updates, timelines of individual student journals or presenting ine sided information
  • Changes only made with approval