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Slides for a Kent State University School of Library & Information Science workshop.

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Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian and Educator 2.0 - Wikis Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian and Educator 2.0 - Wikis Presentation Transcript

  • Kent State University SLIS, February 12-13, 2010 Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian and Educator 2.0 WIKIS
  • Instructor: Brian C. Gray
    • Head of Reference
    • Librarian: Engineering, Mathematics, & Statistics
    • Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University
    • Work email: bcg8@case.edu
    • Work phone: 216-368-8685
    • IM: AIM - kslbcg8
    • ICQ - 499284601
    • Google Chat - kslbcg8@gmail.com
    • MSN - bcg8@case.edu
    • Yahoo - kslbcg8
  • Getting to Know Wikis
    • Types of wikis
    • Creating a wiki
    • Using a wiki
    • Policies and issues
    • Wiki Exploration
    View slide
  • Commoncraft Videos
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
    View slide
  • Wiki – Features
    • Collaborative writing environment in the form of a web page.
    • Article
    • Editing mode
    • Discussion/Talk
    • History/Archive
    • Search
    • Index/Categories
  • Wiki - Uses
    • FAQ
    • History of
    • Subject guide
    • Community portal
    • Training manual
    • Group collaboration
    • Traditional website alternative
  • Wiki vs Traditional Webpages
    • Pages still link to other pages, but…
    • “ Open” editing
    • Often various words within a page will each link to pages representing and adding value to that word
    • Very “organic” in nature
    • Do you see why librarians, as a profession, are scared by wikis?
  • Wiki Challenges
    • Training or strong instructions needed to participate
    • Not as hard as coding a web page but not as simple as just adding text either – especially to utilize the extra value that can be realized
    • Spam or destructive behaviors
    • High level of trust in participants needed
    • High level of trust in content may be needed
  • Wikipedia: Heavy metal umlaut
    • Video: http://jonudell.net/udell/gems/umlaut/umlaut.html
  • http://pbworks.com/
  • Wiki Examples
    • See http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0/