20 November 2011

Qwiki.com

Qwiki.com is a video version of wikipaedia, and some people think it might eventually replace the word based version! Well.....maybe this is so but not for a while yet. It's a great website that puts together a topic related video presentation, complete with voice, relating to the word or phrase you type in the search box. At the moment it is still in Alpha version, which means it's newer than new, and there are a lot of inaccuracies and missing information. But the idea is great and it probably is the future of encyclopaedias. For now, though, you could still use it in class to introduce topics or as extra listening practice. Make sure students know it is still in the testing phase and get them to spot the mistakes! Or ask them what they would add to the video to improve it.

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