Here are the presentation slides from the ScreenSpeak Seminar at the Powerhouse Museum on the 6th May 2006.
They are licensed under Creative Commons.
Wikis, Blogs and the New World Order:
The produser, the digital native and the new tools of ‘text’.
by Mike Jones
The internet is more than just an electronic library…! The form and function of the The Net expounds a very new sensibility of not only how to source and read a text, but also fundamentally changes our perspective on the creation of texts. This presentation will focus on two emerging textual/creative forms unique to the internet – Blogs and Wikis – and explore how these forms are created and function as proactive and collaborative constructs. The practicalities of using and creating Blogs and Wikis and their potential role in the classroom also allows for the consideration of new ideas about learning engagement, and the nature of the connections young people, as Digital Natives, form with digital texts.