Although I’ve been a web designer professionally for almost a decade, I was working on a college degree for far longer. That’s right, I learned this stuff before you could major in it. As a result, I decided to go for an e-business degree because I had no desire to sit through months of basic web design classes. Surprise! I already knew about 99% of the e-business material too.
But this meant I got to participate in some interesting classroom discussions and once again see how other people view the Internet.
In several classes there was confusion among students as to the difference between blogs, wikis and forums, what they did, and when to use them.
To add to the confusion, they each do have some similar functions. Yes, all 3 are web-based applications that allow people to communicate with each other. However, this doesn’t mean they are all ideal for the same needs or projects. [Read more…]