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Email is a snowball fight, a wiki is a snowman … I guess a blog is an ice-sculpture

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Fig. 1. A massive snowball fight

I’m taking copious notes from Collaborative Learning in a Wiki Environment: Experiences from a software engineering course. Minocha and Thomas (2007)

I made this note at the bottom of the third page:

  • Email = snowball fight
  • Wiki = building a snow man.
  • Blog= ice-sculpture

What do you think?

Requires a cold climate. I like any metaphor to do with working online to the water cycle … oceans, currents, clouds, precipitation and so on. Why not snowballs and showmen?

I’ll share my notes in due course. I consider this to be a significant paper for H800, indeed for the Masters in Open and Distance Education.

I does a great deal more than study wiki best practice, its strengths and weaknesses, blogs get a look in (a wiki, and an e-portfolio are after all variations of the same thing).

 

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