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I used this PPT in a 30-minute presentation for the SYMPOSIUM ON TEACHING & LEARNING at the University of the Pacific. The purpose was to introduce higher ed faculty to the wiki tool

I used this PPT in a 30-minute presentation for the SYMPOSIUM ON TEACHING & LEARNING at the University of the Pacific. The purpose was to introduce higher ed faculty to the wiki tool

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  • Negotiate contentHigh level of engagementSmall group interactionAddressing important question – can see multiple points of viewDISADVANTAGESNo permanent record – record is time & place bound: hard to carry around the flip chartsMultiple versions of the responses – can’t see everyone else’s workCan’t track chagnes – when priorities were shifted, it’s not clear how they shifted & what happened to earlier versionIt’s difficult to judge the level of participation or the quality of an individual’s contributions
  • IntroductionsTeachable Moments: Alphabetical Order, Comment Feature, Oops – I erased the wiki!Committee AssignmentsChapter SummariesWho contributed?Article Critiques
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    • 1. The Whacky World of Wikis
      Teaching/Learning Symposium
      University of the Pacific
      Delores E. McNair
      February 8, 2011
    • 2. Overview
      I. Welcome/ Introductions
      II Learning Objectives
      III. Defining Wikis
      IV. Group Project
      Examples from Sakai
      Questions
    • 3. Learning Outcomes
      At the end of today’s session, you’ll be able to:
      Describe a wiki & ways to incorporate into class
      Identify the benefits of using wikis
      Describe at least one way to integrate wikis into teaching
    • 4. Today’s Focus
      Conceptual rather than technical
    • 5. Wikis All Around Us
      Wikis in Plain English
      World’s Largest Wiki
      World of Warcraft
    • 6. Wikis in Action
      Academic (dis)honesty
    • 7. Evaluate Exercise
      What worked?
      What did you like?
      What might be some disadvantages to this exercise?
    • 8. How Wiki Tool Overcomes the Disadvantages of Flip Charts
      Can access & update from anywhere, anytime
      Easy to see who participated
      Content can be negotiated
      Easy to revise & edit
      Information is easy to recover (so it’s okay to make a mistake!)
      Students take ownership
    • 9. Examples
      Introductions
      Teachable Moments: Alphabetical Order, Comment Feature, Oops – I erased the wiki!
      Committee Assignments
      Chapter Summaries
      Who contributed?
      Article Critiques
    • 10. Companion Sakai Site
    • 11. Questions?

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