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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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Why Wikis in Addition to Something Else?

Again, a wiki is meant for collaborative work. Unless you choose a wiki with a dedicated discussion area (such as that provided by Wikispaces), it is not really well-suited to discussions. Because of the editing capability, there’s a risk of learners engaging in a game of endless comment-delete comment-replace comment interactions. You may want both a space for collaborative work as well as providing opportunities for discussion, sharing photos, and less structured interactions. In that case, you might want to use both Facebook and a wiki. Or you may have a course focused on a large collaborative project, but want some way for learners to post quick responses to ongoing course issues and in-class discussions. ...

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