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This presentation was developed by our team on EDIT 611 - Innovations in Distance Learning. Our assignment was to explore Wiki's in the context of education (K-12), higher education, and professional training.

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Team2 D2 1

  1. 1. Wiki Donna, Kathy, Bonnie, and Liz
  2. 2. What is a Wiki <ul><li>Definition: “ A wiki is a web site that allows users to add and update content on the site using their own web browser.” </li></ul><ul><li>The term “wiki” comes from the Hawaiian phrase “wiki wiki” meaning “super fast.” </li></ul><ul><li>Often listed as one member of the Web 2.0 family along with social networking, blogs, and content-sharing sites like YouTube </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 1.0 vs. Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Static pages </li></ul><ul><li>Visitor cannot contribute to the content </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary software </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Pages are always changing </li></ul><ul><li>Visitor can contribute to or change content </li></ul><ul><li>Open-source software </li></ul>
  4. 4. Characteristics of a Wiki <ul><li>Anyone can change anything </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified HTML </li></ul><ul><li>MashedTogetherPageTitles allow markup-free links across pages </li></ul><ul><li>Never finished </li></ul><ul><li>Content “cloning” (plagiarism) is accepted practice in some wiki environments </li></ul><ul><li>Users define how the process develops </li></ul>
  5. 5. Components of a Wiki Page <ul><li>Logo </li></ul><ul><li>Article Title </li></ul><ul><li>Article Body </li></ul><ul><li>Categories </li></ul><ul><li>User Options </li></ul><ul><li>Top Tabs </li></ul><ul><li>Sidebar, which may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Navigation Menu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolbox </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language Menu </li></ul></ul>Example:
  6. 6. How to Start Wiki-ing <ul><li>Put wiki software, such as MediaWiki on your server and build a wiki from scratch (requires some programming skills) </li></ul><ul><li>Join an existing wiki community example: </li></ul><ul><li>Create an account on a Wiki Farm </li></ul>
  7. 7. Relevant Learning Experiences <ul><li>K-12 Education </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Development </li></ul>Wikis are popular in education because of their collaborative qualities. We have explored three areas in which their use impacts learning:
  8. 8. K-12 Education
  9. 9. K-12 Characteristics <ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Quick </li></ul><ul><li>Equal Access </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Contributors </li></ul><ul><li>Nonlinear </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul>
  10. 10. K-12 Learning Experiences <ul><li>KWL Chart </li></ul><ul><li>Concept Map </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking Progress </li></ul><ul><li>Think Pair Share </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson Summaries </li></ul>
  11. 11. K-12 Considerations <ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Concurrent Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism and copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Editing and viewing permissions </li></ul>
  12. 12. K-12 Examples <ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 13. Higher Education <ul><li>Three Main Uses </li></ul>
  14. 14. Higher Education Teaching <ul><li>Collaborative Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><li>Information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Course Management </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul>
  15. 15. Higher Ed Teaching Examples <ul><li>CyberOne at Harvard Law School </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Wake Forest University </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Higher Ed Administration Uses <ul><li>Meeting Planning/Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Student Services </li></ul><ul><li>University Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance community </li></ul><ul><li>Include community </li></ul>
  17. 17. Higher Ed Admin Examples <ul><li>Butler University Library </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>University of Calgary Teaching & Learning Centre </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>University of North Carolina Water Wiki </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. Higher Ed Research Uses <ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Focused forum for sharing drafts </li></ul><ul><li>Daily organization </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Harness community knowledge </li></ul>
  19. 19. Higher Ed Considerations <ul><li>Complement, don’t replace </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Adequate process time </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t over structure </li></ul><ul><li>Vandalism and inappropriateness </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty workload </li></ul><ul><li>Student reactions and needs </li></ul>
  20. 20. Professional and Community Use
  21. 21. Characteristics <ul><li>Open source collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Content management comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Body of knowledge for communities of practice </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge management </li></ul><ul><li>Performance support </li></ul>
  22. 22. Learning Experiences <ul><li>Adult learning </li></ul><ul><li>Experiential learning </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative learning </li></ul>
  23. 23. Considerations <ul><li>Edit wars </li></ul><ul><li>Saboteurs </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing and credit </li></ul>
  24. 24. Examples <ul><li>Welcome to the Law Guru Wiki </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Globe and Mail Public Policy Wiki </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  25. 25. Conclusion <ul><li>As a tool for collaboration, the wiki is an excellent choice. However, some things to consider are: </li></ul><ul><li>How much freedom should the users have to edit the works of others? </li></ul><ul><li>How are problems such as plagiarism to be avoided? </li></ul><ul><li>Is a wiki the best tool for the activity? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Conclusion <ul><li>The best way to learn about wikis is to try using one for simple tasks, then progress to more complex tasks. </li></ul><ul><li>The following is a link to a YouTube video from CommonCraft that explains how to get started using a wiki: </li></ul>
  27. 27. Introduction Sources <ul><li>Barrett, D. (2009) MediaWiki: Wikipedia and Beyond, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media, Inc., ISBN-13: 978-0-596-51979-7 </li></ul><ul><li>Lamb, B. (2004) Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not , from (accessed February 19, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>O'Reilly, T. (2006) Web 2.0 Compact Definition: Trying Again from </li></ul><ul><li>Strickland, J. (2005) Is there a Web 1.0? from (accessed February 20, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Tech Terms Computer Dictionary (2009). Wiki from (accessed February 19, 2009) </li></ul>
  28. 28. K-12 Sources <ul><li>Example of classroom wikis. (n.d.) Retrieved February 25, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Davis, V. (2007, February 25). Wikis in the Classroom. Retrieved February 19, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Kuroneko, K. (2008, December 21). Eduwikis - Using Wikis in the K-12 Elementary Classroom . Retrieved February 22, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Richardson, W. (2006). Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms. California: Corwin Press. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Higher Ed Sources <ul><li>Briggs, Linda (2008), The Power of Wikis in Higher Education, Campus Technology, 8/20/08, (accessed 19 February, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Educause Learning Initiative (2005) “7 things you should know about Wikis”, July 2005, (accessed 19 February, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Ferris, S., and Wilder, H. (2006) Uses and Potentials of Wikis in the Classroom. Innovate 2 (5) </li></ul><ul><li>Higgs, P. (2006). Hanging it All Out- Using a Wiki in University Research . In: Mader, Steward, (ed) Using Wiki in Education. Using Wiki in Education,, pp. 41-53. (accessed 20 February, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Lamb, B. (2004) Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not, Educause Review, vol. 39, no. 5 (September/October ): 36-48 </li></ul><ul><li>Reynard, R. (2009). “3 Challenges to Wiki Use in Instruction”, Campus Technology, 2/11/09, (accessed 19 February, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Tonkin, M. (2005). Making the Case for a Wiki. Ariadne, 42 accessed 2/19/2009 (accessed 19 February, 2009) </li></ul>
  30. 30. Professional & Community Sources <ul><li>C, M., Richard, L., Hichem, T., (1997). Cost justifying electronic performance support systems , , Retrieved March 25, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons, , Retrieved March 1, 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Descy, D. E. (2006). All Aboard the Internet, The Wiki: True Web Democrac y. TechTrends, 50 , (1), 4-5. </li></ul><ul><li>Hu, C., Yang, Z., Xueqin, Z. (2007). Wiki-based knowledge sharing in a knowledge-intensive organization. International Federation for Information Processing, (252), 18-25. </li></ul><ul><li>Ives, B. (2008). Wikis versus Knowledge Management, The Fast Forward Blog. , Retrieved February 27, 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Karrer, T. (2008 ) Performance Support: e-Learning Technology, , Retrieved February 26, 2008. </li></ul>