Blogs, wikis and webquests

Did you know that ‘wiki’ comes from Hawaii and means ‘quick’?.

At NECC 2004, Bernie Dodge the father of WebQuests, from San Diego University, gave a lecture entitled Blogs and Wikis as WebQuests Tasks. These emerging new information formats can serve as the core of a lively WebQuest.
A Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. More on Wikis on Wikipedia, which is a wiki. By the way, I read on Bernie Dodge’s description of Wikis, that the term ‘wiki’ comes from Hawaii and means ‘quick’.
A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is blogging and someone who keeps a blog is a blogger. More about blogs (or weblogs) on Wikipedia.
A WebQuest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which most or all of the information used by learners is drawn from the Web. More on WebQuests on Wikipedia.
I feel like trying Wikis. WebQuests are out since I’ll be retiring end of September!

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