The whacky world of wikis

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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

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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
  • The whacky world of wikis

    1. 1. The Whacky World of Wikis<br />Teaching/Learning Symposium<br />University of the Pacific<br />Delores E. McNair<br />February 8, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />I. Welcome/ Introductions<br />II Learning Objectives<br />III. Defining Wikis<br />IV. Group Project<br />Examples from Sakai<br />Questions<br />
    3. 3. Learning Outcomes<br />At the end of today’s session, you’ll be able to:<br />Describe a wiki & ways to incorporate into class<br />Identify the benefits of using wikis<br />Describe at least one way to integrate wikis into teaching<br />
    4. 4. Today’s Focus<br />Conceptual rather than technical<br />
    5. 5. Wikis All Around Us<br />Wikis in Plain English<br />World’s Largest Wiki<br />World of Warcraft<br />
    6. 6. Wikis in Action<br />Academic (dis)honesty<br />
    7. 7. Evaluate Exercise<br />What worked?<br />What did you like?<br />What might be some disadvantages to this exercise?<br />
    8. 8. How Wiki Tool Overcomes the Disadvantages of Flip Charts<br />Can access & update from anywhere, anytime<br />Easy to see who participated<br />Content can be negotiated<br />Easy to revise & edit<br />Information is easy to recover (so it’s okay to make a mistake!)<br />Students take ownership<br />
    9. 9. Examples<br />Introductions<br />Teachable Moments: Alphabetical Order, Comment Feature, Oops – I erased the wiki!<br />Committee Assignments<br />Chapter Summaries<br />Who contributed?<br />Article Critiques<br />
    10. 10. Companion Sakai Site<br />
    11. 11. Questions?<br />

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