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Arthur Shelley's presentation from Day 1 of the actKM2008 Conference

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    • Wikis for improved education in knowledge management Arthur Shelley actKM Conference October 2008 Canberra
    • Flow of knowledge exchange
      • Why use wikis in education?
      • What were the outcomes?
      • What is industry doing?
      • Who else is using wikis for education purposes?
      • Summary thoughts
    • Why use a wiki for education?
      • Facilitate collaborative interactions between students
      • Moderate competitive behaviours.
      • Student given a related topics for the assignment.
      • Assessed on their own content and how well they link their topic to the other students’ topics.
      • Reward for sharing knowledge rather than hoarding.
      • Key Outcome:
        • Professionals who understand the value of building relationships, networks, sharing knowledge and leveraging each others intellectual assets.
    • Principles of wiki based learning
      • Actively learn together across topics rather than compete for the same information.
      • Collectively build volume from multiple research disciplines.
      • Broad coverage of knowledge-related content, cross-linked.
      • Hand on access to Web 2.0 tools (for a common purpose)
      • Dialogue behavioural and relationships to enhance learning.
      • Understand aspects of differences in how people learn.
      • Why the principles of KM are important to career development.
      • Reinforced value of social interactions.
      • Provided a learning experience where they learn from each other in a highly productive way.
    • Course administration
      • Outcomes for the students far outweighs the minor additional work to set it up.
      • Everything on-line including feedback
      • Administration and marking simpler.
      • No lost hardcopy assignments
      • Minimised monitoring who has handed what in.
      • 60% course assessment built within the wiki.
      • Half individual work and half group work.
    • Output examples
    • Output examples
    • Output examples
    • Interesting Insights: Wiki Traffic Spot the assignment due date! (and the interim check date)
    • Sample student feedback
      • The interactive learning is great, putting theory into practice is always fun and easier to remember, sort of accidental learning.
      • I thought the wiki was a great exercise, the individual one especially with the links to be made to other pages ensures that you get a chance to read others work as well. In that way it helped me cover more areas and gain new knowledge. The group discussion definitely did help a lot …
    • Sharing the learnings with others
      • Vodcast
      • Podcast
      • Interview
      • Personal assistance
        • Email, phone
      How to create a Wiki: http://www.dlsweb.rmit.edu.au/bus/public/wikis/wiki_00/site/wiki_00.html
    • Small survey: Wiki usage Number of participants in poll = 69 Participants are KM experts present at the webinar held by Serebrum on July 30, 2008 Source: Serebrum Corporation
    • Large survey: Web 2 usage McKinsey Quarterly Global Survey July 2008
    • Large survey: Key tools McKinsey Quarterly Global Survey July 2008
    • Global volunteer initiatives
    • Global volunteer initiatives
    • On-line KM course using Wiki http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/connectivism/
    • Wiki constructed KM text http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/KnowingKnowledge/index.php/Main_Page
    • Wiki in Project Management
      • “ Wikis have worked very well so far as a tool for sharing and communicating project information….
      • .. successfully been used by the Alaska Airlines Project Management Organization and the IT Division. They have permeated our organization…..
      • … most compelling are both their democratic nature and their ability to capture the knowledge of contributors.”
      • John Petroske, Project Manager, Alaska Airlines Promoting Project Communication Using Wikis. ProMAC Conference, Anchorage Alaska. Sept 2008
    • The Visual Wiki
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ52ORG89Yg
      Visualise relationships between “linked items” using graphics rather than just standard links. Freebase Thinkbase Thinkmap John Hosking University Auckland Google TechTalks
    • The Visual Wiki: Business process Two way integration: Change graphic opens a wiki page for content Change wiki and new graphic links occur in visual
    • New wiki pattern research
    • Wikipedia: Shared collective
    • Conclusions: Using wikis in education
      • Reinforces collaborative behaviours & sharing.
      • Demonstrates collective value, broadens K scope.
      • Improves quality through experimentation.
      • Increases interactions between learners.
      • Generates collective & creative use of functions.
      • Provides continuous two way learning.
      • Enables emergence and historical elements.
    • Contact Arthur Shelley [email_address] [email_address] +61 413 047 408