Wiki, Webnote or Blog for class collaboration
Various people, including: AP Campbell
and Michael Homan
have been causing me to think about the possibility of using some form of online collaboration for an assessment project in a class on the prophets I am teaching next year. At the moment I am toying with three possibilities for the medium:
- Wiki: which would have the advantage of allowing the students to easily produce a collaborative hypertext, which would be freely available on the web.
- Webnote: a great easy tool for producing a free, relatively unstructured mind map type environment for gathering notes and ideas - to try it do go and play with my experimental page, add your thoughts!
- Blogs: Michael seems to have had some success in promoting critical reflection by getting students to blog, but does a blog require too high a level of technical skill?
Having mentioned the Campbell post above I must also note that I am definitely going to think about Podcasting
for next year's classes. A great idea!