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Online Technology Tools

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Page developed by Anita Hamilton & Merrolee Penman

 

ONLINE TECHNOLOGY TOOL

DESCRIPTION

TOOLS TO TRY

Blog: Regular

A website where items are posted on a regular basis with the most recent posts at the top. Usually a blog is about a single topic or theme.

Blogger

Wordpress
Movable Type 

Blog: Microblog or Twitter

Twitter Hashtags list

Different from a traditional blog in that its content is typically much smaller, in length.  An entry consists of a short sentence fragment, image or video.  Microblogging has emerged as an important way to access real-time news or updates on a topic of interest. (Wikipedia, 2010).

Twitter

Buzz
Plurk 

Collaborative Writing

A virtual space to store documents by one or more people.  Facilitates editing and reviewing of a text document by multiple individuals, either in real time or asynchronously.

Google Documents

Zoho Writer

Citation Management/Reference management systems

A tool to help keep track of scholarly related information - both on & off the web - allows you to manage your references and share them with other like minded people. Comment on literature and find similar pieces of scholarly information with a few simple clicks

Citeulike

Mendelay

Zotero

Databases: Online Scholarly Databases

A freely accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

Pubmed

BMJ

Google Scholar

Discussion Forums

Provide the opportunity for those who share a specific occupation, interest or concern to interact with like-minded others. Unlike online chats in which participants communicate synchronously (at the same time), most discussion forums are asynchronous.

Google Groups

Yahoo Groups

phpbb.now

Personalized Home Pages

A personalised home page lets you assemble all your favourite widgets, such as note pages, feeds, social networks, email, videos and blogs on one fully customisable page.

iGoogle

myYahoo

Podcast/Videocast

A series of audio or video digital-media files that is distributed over the Internet by syndicated download (RSS), through Web feeds, to portable media players and personal computers.

iTunes
CNET Podcast Central

Podcast.com

YouTube

Photosharing

The publishing or transfer of a user’s digital photos online, thus enabling the user to share them with others (whether publicly or privately).

flickr

Picasa

Digital story telling

Coming soon!
Coming soon!

RSS Feeds and Readers

A tool that gives the user constant updates on information requested (e.g. News).  RSS requires a place to store updates, such as on a “Reader” or on a personalized homepage.  The advantage of RSS is that the user does not have to remember to check for updates as they are generated automatically.

Google Reader

MedReader

Bloglines

Social bookmarking

A tool to bookmark (save) Web URLs in a virtual/online environment rather than on an individual computer.  The user’s account can be public, semi-public or private.

Delicious

 Pinboard

Social Networking

Online communities of people who share interests and activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others

Facebook

LinkedIn

Bebo Ning (no longer free)  

Elgg 

Wiggio

Surveys: Online

An online survey system to deliver surveys, collect and analyze results all through one central system. 

Excellent tool to collect opinions and information to enhance practice.

Survey Monkey

Zoomerang
Google Docs (create a form)

Virtual Worlds

A virtual world where the user is represented by an “avatar” (a graphical image that represents a person, as on the Internet) and can interact with other avatars in a 3-D virtual environment.

Second Life (SL)

Croquet Project

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Synchronous Communications

Enable users to talk in real time using the Internet.  Can be audio or audio and video.  Can be recorded and replayed using supplemental computer programs

Google talk

iChat 

 Skype 

Adobe Connect Pro

Wiki

A wiki is an interactive Web page designed to enable anyone who accesses it to contribute or modify content

PBWorks

Wikispaces

MediaWiki

 

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Comments (1)

Shar said

at 8:24 pm on Oct 27, 2010

http://wave.google.com/about.html

Just thought you'd be interested in the newest from Google. It's a mix of collaborative writing (multimedia included) with realtime chat.

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