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Welcome! Join me as I reflect on my learning journey with Web 2.0 tools. I'm sure I will find bandwagons to jump on along the way. Let's enjoy the trip.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Matrix

Wiki Wiki bus at the Honolulu International Ai...Image via Wikipedia

Just came across a great resource for deciding where to create a wiki. It is a wiki matrix site in which you can select all the possibilities and then compare them side by side. You can look at such things as whether the style is WYSIWYG (What You See is What You Get), what kind of plug-ins can be inserted, and many other details.

I have been educating myself today about wikis. I was leaning toward using PBWiki (which is now called PBWorks). WetPaint and Wikispaces were two other possibilities. So I found the Wiki Matrix Site and plugged all three in as my choices. Excellent. Just wanted to pass it on to the rest of my classmates.

(I read somewhere that Wiki was named after the Wiki-Wiki bus in Hawaai which was the quick way to get to the airport.)
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  1. Thanks Ruth.

    I spent a lot of time mucking around as to which was the "best"host to start with. Then I grabbed a brain and checked our text, so I went with wikispaces.

    Despite what Plain English would have me believe IT IS NOT JUST EDIT SAVE DONE!!!!!

    DO you or anybody know how to find html code on podcasts so you can embed?

    I just lost 1 hour on this, came up with nothing. I guess I just don't know the secret handshake!!

    Just your kindess is encouraging and beats yelling at the screen...

    Take care,


  2. Shirley,
    I can't remember how I managed to embed my podcast in my blog. I'm going to review my blog entry about podcasts. I might have explained it there.

  3. Shirley, I checked my blog post From Zero to Hero which details the steps I took to upload a podcast into my blog. I followed Adam Taha's YouTube video on how to upload an MP3 into blogger. I'm not sure if the same process would work with a wiki or not.

    Good luck.