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Wikis that Work

Page history last edited by Julie Lindsay 12 years, 2 months ago

 

Wikis That Work

 

Practical and Pedagogical Applications of Wikis in the Classroom


Slideshow

(Wikis that Work on slideshare.net)

 


 

Wiki Nuts and Bolts

 

Common Craft and 'Wikis in Plain English'

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Some common questions and issues

  • Wikipedia: reliability and authenticity of information questioned, however it can be a great resource for students to research and an authentic project that students can contribute to
  • Essential features of a wiki: web pages, discussion tabs, history trail, management and control
    • Different management levels to suit user needs
    • Potentially, anyone can contribute, edit and delete
    • List and print pages
    • Explore the history of each page and 'revert' back to a previous version
    • Use of discussion/comments tabs
    • Embed multimedia: audio, video, images, RSS

       

       

Anatomy of a Wiki

The Anatomy of a Wiki video (embedded here) uses the Flat Classroom Project 2007 wiki to show how a wiki is used for interaction and collaboration by 7 classrooms and many othere educators from around the world.

 

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Wiki as a disruptive technology in education

 

(a definition of disruptive technologies: innovations that drastically change the course by which users connect, engage, and relate with the world and transform society)

  • WikiHow: The 'How to' manual that anyone can write and edit
  • Amopedia: A community for sharing information about the products you like most
  • Citizendium: The general public and experts collaborate, using their real names. A new knowledge society.

 


Pedagogical uses of wikis in the classroom

Essential features of a Wiki-centric classroom

    • Collaborative: shared experiences
    • Engaging and supports social learning
    • Opportunities for publication: teacher and student
    • Opportunities for interaction
    • Ability to use Web 2.0 tools
    • Online learning, 24/7
    • Fosters development of information literacy skills

Best practice use of wikis to support curriculum objectives

  • ITGS wiki
    • Course content development and syllabus outlines and timetable
    • Online assignments and projects
    • Provides for student-student and student-teacher interaction
    • Assessment, presentation

Some other uses of wikis

 

  • More examples

 

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Collaboration and global communication

 

    Flat Classroom Project 2006

 

 

 

 

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Web 2.0 tools used with the wiki to support online collaboration

  • Audio recording, podcasting and wiki page embedding (e.g. Evoca)
  • Video hosting and and embedding (e.g. YouTube and Google Videos)
  • Communication tools (e.g. Skype, IM)
  • Social networking: Ning

Other best practice examples of wiki-centric projects


Getting started with wikis

 

 

 

Video: How to embed a video onto a wiki page

This video was created for the Flat Classroom project and shows how to embed a Google video onto a wikispaces wiki. The same principle applies to other video hosting websites and alternative wiki sites.

 


 Julie Lindsay, Last updated November 23, 2007

 

 

 

 

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