Friday, March 18, 2011

Qwiki: another useful tool

Here you have a new discovery that you can use to improve your pronounciation at the same time you learn new concepts or review the old ones. It´s called Qwiki (a new word formed by "quick" and "wiki") and it provides the users with the basic information about a wide range of topics by using different resources (audio, video, pictures, maps, graphs, animations, text...). These small "bites" of information are around one minute long and allow the users to have a clear and quick idea about a concept or topic. The creators have called it "the information experience". As a Wiki (colaborative website), users can improve it and correct it. It can also be embedded on a blog. Here you have an example of the Qwiki information about the concept "Republic". 

View Republic and over 3,000,000 other topics on Qwiki.

You can test this tool with other concepts we have studied this week, such as "monarchy", "head of State", "Constitution", "parliamentary system", "presidential system","unicameralism", "Parliament"... 

1 comment:

Enrique Vázquez said...

Hello Paqui
This is very interesting. I'm to test it.