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  • 1. Wikis for improved education in knowledge management Arthur Shelley actKM Conference October 2008 Canberra
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. Output examples
  • 7. Output examples
  • 8. Output examples
  • 9. Interesting Insights: Wiki Traffic Spot the assignment due date! (and the interim check date)
  • 10. 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 …
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Large survey: Web 2 usage McKinsey Quarterly Global Survey July 2008
  • 14. Large survey: Key tools McKinsey Quarterly Global Survey July 2008
  • 15. Global volunteer initiatives
  • 16. Global volunteer initiatives
  • 17. On-line KM course using Wiki http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/connectivism/
  • 18. Wiki constructed KM text http://ltc.umanitoba.ca/KnowingKnowledge/index.php/Main_Page
  • 19. 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
  • 20. 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
  • 21. 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
  • 22. New wiki pattern research
  • 23. Wikipedia: Shared collective
  • 24. 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.
  • 25. Contact Arthur Shelley [email_address] [email_address] +61 413 047 408