Thursday, May 22, 2008

WEB 2.0

Learning objectives 19-22 May

When I attended LISLIG Western Cape workshop on the 20th of March 2008, at the SAAO auditorium, in Observatory, the hot topic, which was Web 2.0, presented by Dave, Duarte, More about Dave at

My Learning objectives

Social media (e.g wikis, blogs etc). turn everyone into a publisher, author, other websites that can be used to create other than are (wetpaint largest network of free wiki websites.) (create simple web pages that groups, friends, & families can edit together.) (is the most sophisticated wiki available today)Other blogging website besides the is Other problems with pbwiki, is that it is impossible to copy and paste, because when I go to view for the information I have paste, does not appear. I prefer to type my information on word document and just copy and paste it.
I have also realize that if click links on frontage it give an errors, thanks Thea for picking that as well because I wasn’t sure what was the problem. When I hyperlink, the font have to be same both on frontpage and main page e.g if its caps, small letters.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Learning objectives from building a taxonomy

Learning objectives from building a taxonomy
Learning objectives from week 12-16 May 2008
Knowing that you need information taxonomy is one thing, but how to build it is another.
I have arranged my documents manually according to different categories, before automating it, to make it easy for me when I upload to the wiki. It would save time of deleting and editing. My intention is to structure the document, in the most accessible way, and relevant to the topic chosen. I have chosen a KM related topic, that I m thinking will be appropriate for my audience, who will be using the taxonomy.
There three different important things thing that I have to take in consideration when structuring this wiki;
Context, what is the purpose of the taxonomy? And how is taxonomy going be used?
What is the content scope? e.g. department within an organisation,
Who will be using the taxonomy? e.g. librarians.
The purpose of wiki is making librarians aware that knowledge sharing is possible (both tacit and explicit knowledge). There simple mechanism that can be used to share knowledge e.g. storytelling, one can undermine the terms by just hearing about it.
When we met my other classmates on a Saturday, it really showed me that knowledge sharing is powerful.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Learning objectives week 5-10 May 2008

Taxonomies improve the way we access information, reduce also information overload.
A specific documents can be arranged in different categories depending its usefulness.
To ensure that the information is regular and current it need to updated regularly.
Also reduce time spent looking for information, improve knowledge sharing, also provide easy navigation, less duplication which means, it help us not to reinvent the wheel.
I struggled the whole week to hyperlink, I have finally get it right, I can access my other pages i created from my frontpage or homepage.
I have added document but I can only add one at minute, If i add the next one it does work.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Problem login the wiki

Hi Ladies
I have been trying to access the following URL
but it goes straight to the login sceen. All i want to do is to view it and use as an example.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Learning objectives

Learning objectives of week 21-25 April 2008

I can be able to insert a picture on my wiki
· I can be able to insert a picture.
· I have a problem with my contact information, I wouldn’t appear on the view, but if I go back and edit, is there.
· I solve the problem by just deleting and retyping again.
· The help search is very helpful.
· Using pbwiki it has no free template, can only change the font colour.
· The background can only last for three hours.
Still to do, create a subfolder.
Choose the topic for my repository.
· I would like to choose a topic that would help our department, Technical services have endless problems we have for example Knowledge sharing (how do we share what we know, how do we manage what we know).
· Staff should document the procedures they use to do their work, because what I realised is that the more people resigned or exchanges positions they leaves with what they know.
· The quality of the work sometimes suffer, the people replacing him / her don’t know the job.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Creating a wiki

Creating a wiki it was quick and easy.
When designing my wiki, I gonna apply some the elements I learned from Dr Terttu Kortelainen of University of Olulu (Finland)

Elements of web usability: Learneablity -how easy it is for me to accomplish basic tasks on the wiki / blog / website.

Memorability: when i return to my wiki after a periods of time using it, how easy can i reestablish proficiency.

Errors: how many errors do i make can i rectificy the errors.

Effectiveness and efficiency: once i have learned the wiki how easy and how quickly can i perform tasks.
This would determine the user friendliness, and ease of use of the wiki. The URL for my wiki

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Learn from creating my blog

A blog is information that is instantly published to a Web site. Blog allows me to automatically post information to a Web site. The information first goes to a blogger Web site. Then the information is automatically inserted into a template
Use this blog as my personal diary.
My blogs allows readers to leave comments.
I have learned to edit, insert pictures.
I can change template as i want.
But i have two blogs but i cannot edit or even delete the other one.
Help me and please comment to this one.