Blogging English 2

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

e-tivity 9

Cleaning up the wiki

You all did an excellent job during your first week of wiki-ing but I think it’s clear to us that we all still have a lot to learn and that there are improvements to be made. We will, therefore, dedicate another week to cleaning up and fixing up your wiki contributions. Fortunately you all seem to enjoy it and see how it can be useful, even if it’s not necessarily easy! I’m sure your wiki contributions will be very professional and academic in the end.

Just think, guys, you’ve almost made it to the end of the course and you’ve done everything so far. You can do it, just two more e-tivities :-)


Purpose: To improve your wiki contributions based on the message from the wiki administrator (Daniel Schneider) and what we discussed in class in order to make excellent wiki contributions.


1 – Let’s do some more reading. Go to Purdue University’s online writing lab (OWL) and click around. In particular, since some of your difficulties are not copying and quoting sources, I would like you to read the following pages:

Quoting, paraphrasing and summarising

How to paraphrase



Avoiding plagiarism

Evaluating sources (hint: it might be helpful to save sites that are good resources in your page, of course with the bloggingenglish tag!)

Citing Electronic sources

Searching the World Wide Web

2 – Go back and take a look at what you’ve written on the wiki. Ask yourselves the following questions (for example):

- Is my contribution a series of quotations or is it my own paraphrase and summary with the addition of my own ideas and thoughts?

- Have I quoted sources and cited them correctly?

- Have I compiled a correct bibliography?

- Have I made internal links to other pages in the wiki (e.g. if you use the word “wiki” have you made it a link like this: [[wiki]])?

- Have I been clear and concise?

- Have I used paragraphs, divisions and bold to make selective reading easier?

3 – Edit your contribution making any necessary changes.

Respond: Please make your corrections by Friday. Write a comment to this post with a link to your contribution. Go and analyse your colleagues’ contributions. Write a post back to the course blog providing feedback (both positive and constructive criticism) on the other pages. On Monday write a post to your personal blog in which you reflect on if and what you have learned in the past week.

Timeline: Friday, December 16 (task), Monday, December 18 (respond)


At 12/14/2006 11:47 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

Dear all!
As you already know I gave my contribution to the blog page. Giorgia and I wrote the fifth chapter, that is, "Teachers' and Students' Approach to Educational Blogs". As far as my contribution is concerned I analysed the students' approach to educational blogs.

This is the URL where you can find my contribution:

I make a direct link on this post.

Bye bye

At 12/14/2006 11:54 AM, Blogger Barbara said...

...I tried to make a direct link on this page but...I don't know what I did!So please, copy and past the URL in order to visit my contribution.

At 12/14/2006 12:31 PM, Blogger Giorgia said...

Hi Everybody!
I corrected my contribution On Edutech and here there is the link to go directly to that page.
(I think you have to copy and paste it!)
Have a nice week!

At 12/14/2006 3:18 PM, Blogger Sve said...

Hi guys!
I cleaned up my wiki on Language learning: The Second language learning and technology plus Computer mediated communication.

And this is the link to have a look on my contribution to the wikisphere:

Bye, bye.

At 12/14/2006 6:21 PM, Blogger Maria Chiara said...

Hi everybody!
I cleaned up my contribution to Edutech, in particular the section that deals with E-tivities' structure. Have a look!
The link is:
See you next Tuesday!
Maria Chiara

At 12/14/2006 7:20 PM, Blogger marco said...

hello everybody!
I cleaned up the contribution I did with Alice and Maria Chiara. I worked above all on the part dealing with the structure of E-tivities. The link is the same that appears in Maria Chiara's post:
Have a good weekend

At 12/15/2006 11:01 AM, Blogger francesca said...

Hi everybody,

We (Francesca, Annalisa and Lucrezia) cleaned up the contribution to Edutech, in particular we integrated our sections called Educational Podcasting, Personalized Learning, Pedagogical Podcastin or Podagogy and Links and References with the previous articles edited by our collegues of Blogging English1.
The link is:

See you next Tuesday,
Have a nice weekend!


At 12/15/2006 12:00 PM, Blogger Alice said...

Hi everybody!
to see the link with the corrections I made in my contribution to Edutech see Maria Chiara's comment!

See you on Tuesday


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