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Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less
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Wikis in 30 Minutes or Less

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What is a wiki and how are they used in an educational setting.

What is a wiki and how are they used in an educational setting.

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    • 1. Wikis In 30 Minutes or Less
    • 2. Recent Headlines MIT Launches Center for Collective (Wiki) Intelligence Stanford Debuts Wiki of All Things Stanford Campus Technology News Update 10/10/06
    • 3. What is a Wiki?
      • A Wiki is a server-based collaborative tool that allows any authorized user to edit Web pages and create new ones using nothing more than a Web browser and a text entry form on a Web page.
      • WikiWikiWebs: News Ways to Communicate in a Web Environment
      • Information Technology and Libraries, March 2006
    • 4. What is a Wiki?
      • server-based
      • collaborative (with limits)
      • Web environment
      • no programming skills
      • create, organize, and maintain
      • Web site of automatically linked pages
      • WikiWikiWebs: News Ways to Communicate in a Web Environment
      • Information Technology and Libraries, March 2006
    • 5.  
    • 6. Wikipedia
      • Launched 1/15/2001
      • 5 million articles
      • 1,425,949 in the English-language version
      • 229 language editions of Wikipedia , sixteen of which have more than 50,000 articles each.
      • Wikipedia 10/10/06
    • 7. Criticism of Wikipedia
      • Questions of reliability and accuracy
      • Susceptibility to vandalism
      • Uneven quality and inconsistency
      • Systemic bias
      • Anonymous entries
      • Wikipedia 10/10/06
    • 8. Criticism of Wikipedia
      • Preference for consensus over credentials
      • Unconfirmed and questionable information
      • Lacking proper source citations
      • Small number of contributors
      • Wikipedia 10/10/06
    • 9. Wikipedia—Article Standards
      • Neutral point of view
      • Verifiable information only
      • No original research
      • Citing sources
      • Biographies of living persons
    • 10. Wikipedia—Working with People
      • Assume good faith
      • Civility and etiquette
      • No personal attacks
      • Resolving disputes
    • 11. Citizendium
      • New competitor
      • Created by founder of Wikipedia
      • Editorial control by experts/scholars
      • Invited contributors
      • No anonymous entries
      • http://citizendium.org/
    • 12. When to Wiki
      • An easy way to create a website
      • Allow users to update materials
      • Collaborative class project
      • Glossary/dictionary of terms
      • Project teams sharing info
      • Team members writing one paper
    • 13. Setting Up a Wiki
      • Over 100 engines available for developers
      • 12 Wiki Farms for the rest of us
      We’ll look at one--PBWiki
    • 14.  
    • 15. PBWiki
    • 16.  
    • 17. What Else?
      • Need three people to launch a wiki
        • a midwife to launch it
        • a champion to get them to use it
        • someone to monitor it
    • 18. Being Sucessful
      • Make sure people understand why it makes sense to share
      • Select right target group—will they communicate?
      • Provide technical support/guide new users
      • Encourage accountability
      • Allow users to create their own pages
      • Be flexible
      • From The Shifted Librarian 10/16/06

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