Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'wikis'

Wikispaces Adds Inline Comments

Columbia's Wikispaces and Wikischolars wikis now have a new annotation feature called "comments." This new feature is the equivalent of using a Post-it note on a page. It allows for inline, contextual feedback within a page without changing the content...

A la Carte Wikispaces: Now Free for Universities

Today, the folks at wikispaces.com have expanded their free wiki program to all educators, from K-12-PhD. The ad-free version of wikispaces' service used to cost $50 annually. While at Columbia, we run two private label versions (http://wikispaces.columbia.edu for course work...

Evaluating Student Work in WikiSpaces - Redux

We recently wrote an article about evaluating student work in a wiki environment, in which we noted some of the challenges that wikis can pose because of their inherent weak structures and hierarchies. Apply Some Structure: You Needn't Use Tags...

7 Things You Should Know About LMS Alternatives

EDUCAUSE's 7 Things You Should Know About LMS Alternatives describes how institutions and individual faculty are increasingly turning to various combinations of Web 2.0 tools and other resources to support their unique learning environments and goals and to perform all...

Google Sidewiki for Commenting on any Web Page

Google Sidewiki is a free browser tool that allows you to add simple comments to any web page without having to leave the page. Sidewiki is less a wiki and more a commenting tool. Google Sidewiki works with the Google...

Evaluating Student Work in a Wiki

Wikis are prone to develop in unpredictable ways. Instructors rightfully worry about uncontrolled posting in their Wikispaces sites, because it can lead to difficulty when trying to assess an individual student's effort. Fortunately, instructors can simplify this assessment by considering some of the methods presented below.

Wikispaces.com Adds New Theme Tools

For faculty who like Wikispaces, but prefer a more "dashing" color palate and layout, wikispaces.com has just added new tools to the service that facilitate simple theme and color-scheme customizations. If you would like to give it a try in...

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