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1. Blogs in Plain English


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Blog: Short for Web log, a blog is a Web page that that functions as a publicly accessible journal for an individual. [http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/b/blog.html]




JISC Page on Blogging that give you the what, how, why and where for blogging.
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The Educause Learning Initiative paper telling you the seven things you need to know about blogging. Again the what, how, why and where for blogging.
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2. Wikis in Plain English


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Wiki: A collaborative website comprising the perpetual collective work of many authors. Similar to a blog in structure and logic, a wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site using a browser interface, including the work of previous authors. In contrast, a blog, typically authored by an individual, does not allow visitors to change the original posted material, only add comments to the original content.[http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/w/wiki.html]




JISC Page on Wikis that give you the what, how, why and where for wiki use.
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The Educause Learning Initiative paper telling you the seven things you need to know about wikis. Again the what, how, why and where for wikis.
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3. Social Bookmarking in Plain English


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Social bookmarking: is a way to "tag" websites. Tags are keyword descriptions used to identify and categorise sites. Social bookmarking is "social" because the tags can be made public to be accessed by others. [http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/t/tagging.html]




JISC Page on Social Bookmarking that gives you the what, how, why and where for social bookmarking.
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The Educause Learning Initaitive paper telling you the seven things you need to know about social bookmarking. Again the what, how, why and where for social bookmarking.
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4. Social Networking in Plain English


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Social networkinig services, also called social networking sites (SNS), are designed to build upon interactions to create communities of people online, and provide the required software to do this. Web-based social networking spaces offer a way for individuals or groups to create a profile of themselves, then share that profile with other members of the social networking space. The specific site also provides a variety of ways for users to communicate with others in the space, such as instant messaging and chat rooms, email or site mail (used only use through the service), notes and blogs file sharing, forums or other types of discussion groups, videos, and so on.[http://www.webopedia.com/quick_ref/social_networking_sites.asp]




JISC Pages on Social Networking that give you the what, how, why and where for social bookmarking.
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The Educause Learning Initaitive paper telling you the seven things you need to know about Ning. Again the what, how, why and where for Ning.
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5. RSS in Plain English

RSS (most commonly translated as "Really Simple Syndication" but sometimes "Rich Site Summary") is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.[2] An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed",[3] or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS]




The Educause Learning Initaitive paper telling you the seven things you need to know about RSS.
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The Wikipedia article on RSS goes into quite a lot of detail but RSS is clearly defined and there is an example of what an RSS feed file looks like.
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RSS: The Next Killer App For Education by RSS from the Technology Source Archives.
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