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Upuli Meemaduma
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Geog 3376 - Bruce Braun
 
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12 September 2011
This page is about how to use Moodle's wiki activity. It assumes you have [[Adding/editing a wiki|added/created a Moodle wiki]] and are ready to add your first page.  Editors note this page could be redirected from mod/wiki/view, a help page.
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                                                  Understanding Nature
 
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==Overview==
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          Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago to Great West by William Cronon, Strange natures by Noel Castree, and City of Flows: Modernity, Nature, and the City by Maria Kaika all share one thing in common, that is they all talk about nature in different perspectives.   
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In Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago to Great West, Cronon shares his point of view and his feeling towards two different atmospheres.   Cronon is originally from Chicago moves to the “Great West”, which references the country sideThe story is written in series of historical journeys between city and country in an effort to understand the city’s place in natureCronon describes the Chicago city life and he is not of fan of that city as you read the storyHe compares the city life to the rural Madison, WisconsinMadison is a rural place to begin with and it is full of landscapes that Chicago lacks. Chicago describes a city that has a dark, busy, crowed, and polluted areaHe also stated, “Chicago represented all that was most unnatural about human life” (Cronon 7).   This quotation questioned me to ask why he represents Chicago as the unnatural place and Wisconsin as the natural. Later on the story he explains that crowdedness and the artificialness of Chicago is why it is unnatural to life.  The artificial is the pollution in the city that building up do to the crowding of the growing population of ChicagoAs the story goes on Cronon makes a shift in the story as he ties these differences of rural to urbanization to show the similarities of each otherCity and country might be separate places, but they were hardly isolated. He makes these shifts to understand nature in the perspective of environment.
A Moodle wiki has 4 tabs, the most commonly used tabs are view and edit.
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In Strange Natures by Noel Castree focuses on a different form of nature that focuses on people.  How people affect nature and what kind nature that is.  Castree writes Strange Natures in the form of small stories within a storyAll these stories represent nature in contemporary life. The boy who took his father to court to find out who is the real father, violence involving sex, and how biology plays a role in nature.  Castree question all these topics he covers, is this what biology is or is this something that people have formed in nature.  Nature of Castree is a different part of nature in today’s world while Cronon covers nature of two different atmospheres in the environment.
 
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In City of Flows by Kaika goes at nature in finding patters of culture, environment, and behavior. She believes that nature is something that’s out there and it is still out there it just needs to be discovered by someone.  Nature is some that can be created by people. As people change their surroundings, nature will adjust to the new surroundings.   
==Adding a wiki page==
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All these authors talk about nature in three different points of views.   Cronon tells a story of Chicago from a point view of the socio-natural processes that transformed both city and countryside and which shaped that particular political-ecology that created the alteration of the Midwest as a distinct American urbanized socio-nature.   Castree produces a nature that involves biology and how biology and people both affect nature. He views nature in form of contemporary life while Kaika describes how nature is created by people and culture. The surroundings involving nature is can be controlled by people and the culture they grew up in.
There are several ways to add a new wiki page.  In later versions of Moodle, the course participant's privileges can affect adding or editing wiki pagesFirst you will create a link to a page that does not exist, then the wiki will create the blank page which someone can edit.
 
=== From a Wiki page===
 
This is the easiest way to add a page (or the first one that worked for me!)Participants in a Wiki can create a new page by editing an existing Wiki page and adding a Wiki link that points to the page they want to create.  A Wiki link is simply any character string enclosed in square bracketsThe string is converted to a link by the following process:
 
 
 
# Click the ''Edit'' tab on the front page of the Wiki
 
# In the edit box type the title of the new page that you want to createEnclose the title text in a SINGLE set of square brackets. Like this (other wikis use double brackets (including Moodle 2.0), the earlier Moodle wikis uses a single pair):  [[Image:Wiki non linked page example 1.JPG|center]]
 
# Click ''Save''.
 
# The page you have just edited will now be displayedThe words "My First Added Page" will be displayed with a question mark link immediately after it and may look like:[[Image:Wiki non linked page example 2.JPG|center]]
 
# Click on the "?" and you will be taken to an edit screen for a new page called:- "My First Added Page"
 
# Edit this new page with text as you will, and then click ''Save''You just created a new wiki linkable page.  
 
# Want to check the link by going back to the original Wiki page?  
 
##Click on the page link under "referring links" at the bottom of the new page in view mode.
 
##Another way is to click the ''- Choose Wiki Links -'' box, and then, from the drop down menu, select ''Site map''Click on the original page displayed on the screen.  The words "My First Added Page" will have now become a link to your new page, a Wiki link.   
 
# Bingo!
 
 
 
===Add by initial wiki creation===
 
When the teacher selects '''Wiki''' from the [[Adding resources and activities|Add an Activity
 
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===Add by using search ===
 
In some versions of Moodle (not in 1.8 standard), any participant (with correct privileges) of an existing wiki can enter the name of the page they would like to create in the Search box on a wiki pageFor example they might enter the name "Roses".
 
 
 
: If the page already exists
 
::they will be taken to the page "Roses"
 
: If the page does not exist, they will see:
 
:: '''There is no page titled "Roses"'''
 
::They can create this page by clicking on the "create this page" link
 
::and begin editing the new page called "Roses"
 
 
 
==Editing a wiki page==
 
Editing the standard Moodle wiki is simple
 
* Click on the '''edit''' tag at the top of the wiki page
 
* Edit the text
 
* Then save the page, or preview the page before saving
 
 
 
* Remember that MoodleDocs is a different(more robust and complicated) kind of wiki than the standard Moodle wiki. Many MoodleDoc or WikiMedia wiki tags (See [[Help:Editing]]) '''may not''' work in the standard Moodle wiki in versions 1.8 and earlier.
 
The standard help file gives the basics of editing in ErfurtWiki. See [http://moodle.org/help.php?module=wiki&file=howtowiki.html&forcelang=#createpages Moodle Help Docs on How to wiki]
 
 
 
==Wiki search==
 
Wiki search ignores hyperlinks so it is wise to add a "Keywords:" line which contains the words of the the page title separated by commas, and any other entries that you wish to be found by the search.
 
 
 
=NWiki=
 
 
 
if you are using Ludo's new Nwiki module, there are some additional features.
 
 
 
==Change to one of the following editors==
 
 
 
Nwiki has several parsers, each one requiring a different sort of text. Its best to choose properly at the beginning, as altering half way through is not a good idea - they may well make a mess of text with a different formatting.
 
* HTMLeditor - the default editor that is used for all other moodle forms
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=115&filter=1 DFwiki] - the parsing engine from a previous third-party version of the wiki software. You or your students may be familiar with this and wish to continue using it
 
* Ewiki - the parsing engine from the previous default moodle wiki.
 
* nwiki - the most up to date engine, which is almost identical to the one used by wikipedia.
 
 
 
==Nwiki to Moodle 2.0 Migration==
 
 
 
Please follow the link the given to get a detailed step by step explanation on how to perform a migration from nwiki to moodle 2.0 wiki.
 
[[Nwiki to Moodle 2.0 Migration]]
 
 
 
==Also See==
 
 
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=1015 OUWiki] (Plugin)
 
* [http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=570 Tiddlywiki integration] (Plugin)
 
 
 
[[Category:Teacher]]
 
[[Category:Wiki]]
 
 
 
[[fr:Afficher un wiki]]
 
[[de:Wiki ansehen]]
 
[[ja:Wikiを閲覧する]]
 

Revision as of 21:42, 12 September 2011

Upuli Meemaduma Geog 3376 - Bruce Braun 12 September 2011

                                                 Understanding Nature
         Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago to Great West by William Cronon, Strange natures by Noel Castree, and City of Flows: Modernity, Nature, and the City by Maria Kaika all share one thing in common, that is they all talk about nature in different perspectives.  

In Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago to Great West, Cronon shares his point of view and his feeling towards two different atmospheres. Cronon is originally from Chicago moves to the “Great West”, which references the country side. The story is written in series of historical journeys between city and country in an effort to understand the city’s place in nature. Cronon describes the Chicago city life and he is not of fan of that city as you read the story. He compares the city life to the rural Madison, Wisconsin. Madison is a rural place to begin with and it is full of landscapes that Chicago lacks. Chicago describes a city that has a dark, busy, crowed, and polluted area. He also stated, “Chicago represented all that was most unnatural about human life” (Cronon 7). This quotation questioned me to ask why he represents Chicago as the unnatural place and Wisconsin as the natural. Later on the story he explains that crowdedness and the artificialness of Chicago is why it is unnatural to life. The artificial is the pollution in the city that building up do to the crowding of the growing population of Chicago. As the story goes on Cronon makes a shift in the story as he ties these differences of rural to urbanization to show the similarities of each other. City and country might be separate places, but they were hardly isolated. He makes these shifts to understand nature in the perspective of environment. In Strange Natures by Noel Castree focuses on a different form of nature that focuses on people. How people affect nature and what kind nature that is. Castree writes Strange Natures in the form of small stories within a story. All these stories represent nature in contemporary life. The boy who took his father to court to find out who is the real father, violence involving sex, and how biology plays a role in nature. Castree question all these topics he covers, is this what biology is or is this something that people have formed in nature. Nature of Castree is a different part of nature in today’s world while Cronon covers nature of two different atmospheres in the environment. In City of Flows by Kaika goes at nature in finding patters of culture, environment, and behavior. She believes that nature is something that’s out there and it is still out there it just needs to be discovered by someone. Nature is some that can be created by people. As people change their surroundings, nature will adjust to the new surroundings. All these authors talk about nature in three different points of views. Cronon tells a story of Chicago from a point view of the socio-natural processes that transformed both city and countryside and which shaped that particular political-ecology that created the alteration of the Midwest as a distinct American urbanized socio-nature. Castree produces a nature that involves biology and how biology and people both affect nature. He views nature in form of contemporary life while Kaika describes how nature is created by people and culture. The surroundings involving nature is can be controlled by people and the culture they grew up in.