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Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
Blogs and Wikis for the Classroom and Administration
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  • 1. Wikis and Blogs for Classrooms & Admin Web 2.0 @ NUS Kenneth Pinto Centre for Instructional Technology
  • 2. Wikis <ul><li>About wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis for…? </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study – Academic </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study – Admin </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>Practical Deployment Tips </li></ul>About wikis
  • 3. About wikis
  • 4. A Wiki is… About wikis
  • 5. … an airport shuttle bus
  • 6. Hawai’ian for quick About wikis
  • 7. Webpage anyone* can edit About wikis
  • 8. Features <ul><li>Editable blank pages </li></ul><ul><li>*Permissions </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul><ul><li>Hierarchical Structure </li></ul>About wikis - Features
  • 9. Editable blank pages
  • 10. Permissions About wikis - Features    Write    Read Selected NUS users NUS only Everyone
  • 11. Permissions About wikis - Features  Write   Read Selected NUS users NUS only Everyone
  • 12. Permissions About wikis - Features  Write  Read Selected NUS users NUS only Everyone
  • 13. Permissions About wikis - Features <ul><li>Individuals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NUSNET ID </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Exchange mailing lists </li></ul></ul>
  • 14. History About wikis
  • 15. History History About wikis
  • 16. Comments About wikis - Features Perhaps we can do it this way… Should we change this?
  • 17. Hierarchical Structure <ul><li>Nested pages </li></ul>About wikis – Features
  • 18. Wikis for…?
  • 19. Wikis for…? (Academic) <ul><li>Group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative writing </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary/Knowledgebase </li></ul><ul><li>Edit a pre-existing article on Wikipedia </li></ul>Wikis for…?
  • 20. Wikis for…? (Admin) <ul><li>Meeting Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>User Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary/Knowledgebase </li></ul><ul><li>Planning Events </li></ul>Wikis for…?
  • 21. Case Study - Academic
  • 22. CS1105 – Computing &amp; Society <ul><li>Collaborative Writing Project </li></ul><ul><li>Groups wrote on different areas </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers could see progress </li></ul>Case Study - Academic
  • 23. Monitoring progress through history Case Study - Academic
  • 24. CS1105 – Computing &amp; Society <ul><li>Collaborative Writing Project </li></ul><ul><li>Groups wrote on different areas </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers could see progress </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to work collaboratively </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn about using wikis </li></ul>Case Study - Academic
  • 25. Case Study - Admin
  • 26. BuzzEd Planning <ul><li>eLearning Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Used wiki for coordination </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting minutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To do list </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speakers’ bios &amp; synopses </li></ul></ul>Case Study - Admin
  • 27. Speakers’ Bios &amp; Synopses <ul><li>Different staff handling different speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Changes being made to speakers’ list </li></ul><ul><li>Various staff needed access to bios &amp; synopses </li></ul>Case Study - Admin
  • 28. Speakers’ List About wikis
  • 29. Speaker’s Bio and Synopsis Case study - Admin
  • 30. All well and good until… Case Study - Admin
  • 31. Email came into the picture Case Study - Admin
  • 32. Email came into the picture Case Study - Admin
  • 33. Email came into the picture Case Study - Admin
  • 34. Advantages <ul><li>One unified document </li></ul><ul><li>All work on same page(s) </li></ul><ul><li>Always see the latest version </li></ul><ul><li>Versions are tracked </li></ul><ul><li>Access anywhere with a web browser </li></ul>Advantages
  • 35. Disadvantages <ul><li>Learning curve involved </li></ul><ul><li>Pioneers have to start from scratch </li></ul><ul><li>Not a synchronous tool </li></ul><ul><li>May be difficult to get people on board </li></ul>Disadvantages
  • 36. Practical Deployment Tips <ul><li>Project drivers should populate wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People baulk at a blank slate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training for users involved </li></ul><ul><li>“ Did you refer to the wiki?” </li></ul><ul><li>Define wiki roles </li></ul><ul><li>For classrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specify objectives clearly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaffold </li></ul></ul>Practical Deployment Tips
  • 37. Roles <ul><li>Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Contributors </li></ul><ul><li>Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Layout </li></ul><ul><li>All should </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watch changes &amp; comments </li></ul></ul>Practical Deployment Tips
  • 38. Wiki.nus wiki.nus.edu.sg
  • 39. Exploring Wiki.nus <ul><li>Visit http:// wiki.nus.edu.sg / </li></ul><ul><li>Log in with your NUSNET credentials (without the NUSSTF domain) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the wikis or meddle with the Demonstration Space: http:// wiki.nus.edu.sg /display/ds </li></ul>
  • 40. Log in to Wiki.nus NUSNET User ID &amp; Password
  • 41. Blogs <ul><li>About blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs for…? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Disadvantages </li></ul>About blogs
  • 42. Blogs <ul><li>Template-driven websites made of posts with the ability for users to comment </li></ul>
  • 43. Web logs About blogs
  • 44. Weblogs About blogs
  • 45. blogs About blogs
  • 46. <ul><li>danah boyd </li></ul><ul><li>A Blogger&apos;s Blog: Exploring the Definition of a Medium. In Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, 6 (4). </li></ul>Medium not genre About blogs
  • 47. Personal publishing not personal journal About blogs
  • 48. Features <ul><li>Posts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reverse Chronological </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><li>Categories/Labels </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Each post is a page </li></ul><ul><li>Feed </li></ul>About blogs - Features
  • 49. Blogs for…?
  • 50. Blogs for…? (Academic) <ul><li>Recording your work </li></ul><ul><li>Self reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Peer reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Janssen, SDE </li></ul><ul><li>http:// blog.nus.edu.sg/patrick/design -studio-blogs/ </li></ul>Blogs for…?
  • 51. Blogs for… ? (Academic) <ul><li>Blogs in English language teaching and learning: Pedagogical uses and student responses </li></ul><ul><li>Brad Blackstone, John Spiri &amp; Naeko Naganuma </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections on English Language Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Volume 6, 2007. Number 2 </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.nus.edu.sg/celc/ publications/RETL62/01to20blackstone.pdf </li></ul>Blogs for…?
  • 52. Blogs for…? (Admin) <ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIT, NUS Libraries, OQM, BBA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Development </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Welfare </li></ul>Blogs for…?
  • 53. Case Study - Academic
  • 54. AR2101 – Design 3 <ul><li>Patrick Janssen’s workshop group made to blog </li></ul><ul><li>Document entire project process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preliminary investigation and thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceptual designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prototyping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actual building and testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Setting up </li></ul></ul>Case Study - Academic
  • 55. AR2101 – Design 3 Case Study - Academic
  • 56. AR2101 – Design 3 Case Study - Academic
  • 57. AR2101 – Design 3 Case Study - Academic
  • 58. AR2101 – Design 3 Case Study - Academic
  • 59. AR2101 – Design 3 Case Study - Academic
  • 60. AR2101 – Design 3 Case Study - Academic
  • 61. Case Study - Admin
  • 62. LINUSonline <ul><li>NUS Libraries online newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Reproduces physical LINUS newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Additional updates, anecdotes </li></ul>Case Study - Admin
  • 63. LINUSonline Case Study - Admin
  • 64. Advantages <ul><li>Students aware that work is public </li></ul><ul><li>Peer/public review </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage reflection &amp; conversation </li></ul><ul><li>More than text </li></ul><ul><li>Google juice </li></ul>Advantages
  • 65. Disadvantages <ul><li>The credibility issue </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom blogs difficult to manage if there are many students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>even with RSS/feeds </li></ul></ul>Disadvantages
  • 66. Blog.nus blog.nus.edu.sg
  • 67. Blog.nus Dashboard Runs on Wordpress, Hosted by Edublogs
  • 68. Exploring Blog.nus <ul><li>Visit http:// blog.nus.edu.sg / </li></ul><ul><li>Students and staff can create blogs for academic, educational, research and administrative purposes </li></ul>
  • 69. &nbsp;
  • 70. NUS Web 2.0 Directory <ul><li>http:// wiki.nus.edu.sg /display/web2nus </li></ul>
  • 71. Finally, a comparison <ul><li>Blogs vs Wikis vs Online Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Differences subtle </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs vs Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs time-sensitive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis vs Online Documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki is a website, possibly complex </li></ul></ul>Comparison
  • 72. Right tool for the right purpose
  • 73. Photo Credits <ul><li>Slide 5 – Wikis | Obligatory WIki Photo by Alan Levine | cc by http://www.flickr.com/photos/cogdog/19490596/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 42 – Blogs | Work by Winston Avich | cc by http://www.flickr.com/photos/winstonavich/189032152/ </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 69 – Right tool for the right purpose | Wrong tool for the job by Turi Becker| cc by-nc-sa http://www.flickr.com/photos/turi_b/697794899/ </li></ul>
  • 74. Thank You! <ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Kenneth Pinto </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>6516 1531 </li></ul>

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