Week 5: INFO2 3.2.8,9 Factors affecting, and consequences of the use of ICT.

This week we are going to start work on a wiki in order to cover the section, “Factors and Consequences of ICT”. We’re going to build pages covering different yet relevant topics.

A wiki is a tool for creating and editing documents by a group of people working online. Wiki users can add, edit and delete content on individual pages, and add new pages to the wiki. Wiki users act collaboratively to create and amend the content. Wikis are being used for a variety of purposes; the best known wiki is Wikipedia.  A wiki page can be edited by only one person at a time. This is something to bear in mind as you plan your collaborative work. However, you can divide up the work and address individual pages separately. You can edit each others pages, but bear in mind that it’s only polite to indicate, or ask if you intend to do so. Anything I’ve done so far can be amended or deleted by the group. I will be checking regularly to see if you are on track though, and covering some useful topics in this section.

The wiki is a tool to assist in the creation of your notes on this topic. Use your textbooks for guidance, but find resources online and from my delicious link “social_effects”. A template has been set up for you, but you should add to, edit and create further pages. Follow the links in the sections below to access an example wiki, the template, and instructions on how to get going.

Example wiki  other education example and template wikis

Our wiki

Wetpaint wiki instructions

 

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