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Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
Wikis in the Classroom
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  • 1. Wikis in the classroom
    Mitzi Lewis, Midwestern State University
    “Options for Online Delivery” panel
    AEJMC 2011 conference
    AuguST 10, 2011
  • 2.
  • 3. WHY WIKI?
    Journalism and mass communication are changing…
    So is the way we teach!
  • 4. Source: David Wiley, 2010 TEDXNYED
  • 5. Source: David Wiley, 2010 TEDXNYED
  • 6. Why wiki?
    Improve learning
    Put learning in the hands of students, with your guidance
    Encourage collaboration, engagement
    Save time
    Stay organized
    Convenient access
  • 7. WHY WIKI?
    "I can do in five minutes now what would take me 15 when I was hunting for physical files and bringing them to the copier. That’s a pretty big savings when you multiply it by several classes each, several times per week.”
    – Marjorie Gross, Carteret Community College
  • 8. WHY WIKI?
    ”I like how the wiki interface makes editing the web page very easy.  In fact, it’s much easier than [other] web page resources…or the Blackboard course platform.”
    – Steven Alan Carr, Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • 9. WHAT IS A WIKI?
    Wiki – Hawaiian for quick
    Easily edited web page
    Allows for multiple authors, sharing, and collaboration
  • 10.
  • 11. Types of Wikis
    Compare these and many
    more at wikimatrix.org
    Source: Stewart Mader, 2008
  • 12. Ways to Use Wikis for Teaching
    Supplement traditional classes
    Deliver content for online classes
  • 13. Ways to Use Wikis for Teaching
    Connect
    Collaborate
    Organize
    Discuss
    Peer review
    Final product
    Document
    Syllabus
    Schedule
    Assignments
    Resources
    FAQ
  • 14.
  • 15. Students Like Wikis
    24/7 access to course materials
    Clarify/reinforce understanding from class
    Ownership
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  • 24. Students Like Wikis
    “The wiki was a great idea. It helped me stay updated and I liked being able to communicate with the other students.” (supplemental)
    “You are including most everything we need to know on the weekly lesson page. It is very helpful to have it right there, instead of digging back through older pages to hunt down what we need to do. The embedded links take us right where we need to be for each weeks studies. You give lots of hints and instructions.” (online)
  • 25. Common challenges
    Students can be uncomfortable with:
    Software
    Collaboration
    Self-directed work
    Critiquing/editing others’ work
    Technology
    Source: Barbara Schroeder, 2008
  • 26. HOW OPEN?
    Source: University of Deleware, 2008
  • 27. Best Practices
    Stress (a) your (potential) limitations from the outset and (b) the idea of learning together
    Include detailed wiki instructions or a link on the home page and provide time and space for practice (a sandbox page is a good way to start)
    Do basic wiki training several times in class
    Post wiki conventions and require participants to abide by them (e.g., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki_etiquette)
    Be patient with students and realize they may require technical assistance as they learn how to participate in a wiki environment
  • 28. Best Practices
    Create a culture of trust within the wiki
    Provide clear and explicit course expectations
    Assign meaningful, authentic activities
    Include a common goal for collaborative activities
    Define and identify student roles, activities, and assessments
    Remind students of course deadlines and schedules
    Model examples of collaborative activities
  • 29. Best Practices
    Use two wikis for each class – one for course materials and one for collaborative student assignments
    Choose a platform that is multifunctional
    Keep a close eye on your wiki – I’ve had some hijackers add spam
    Understand versioning
    Link to other social media and websites and have students do the same
  • 30. Best Practices
    Keep the wiki open and solicit input from professionals
    Keep the wiki private when sharing non-public information
    Make students use the wiki – it needs to be a requirement (for a grade), posting and editing
    Use for assignments in smaller classes – can be tricky to grade assignments with larger classes
  • 31. What do I need to get started?
  • 32. What do I need to get started?
  • 33. Best practice sources & examples
    Barbara Boise
    Steven Alan Carr
    Helen Caple
    Kay Colley
    Donica Messing
    Ian Reilly
    David Wiley
  • 34. Questions/comments
    Contact info:
    Email:mitzi.lewis@mwsu.edu
    Twitter: @mitzilewis
    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mitzilewis
    Google+: gplus.to/mitzilewis
  • 35. Video and image sources
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NugRZGDbPFU
    http://www.aejmcstlouis.org/home/aejmc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
    http://opencontent.littleotak.org/wiki/index.php?title=New_Media,_Social_Media,_and_Learning_Syllabus
    http://com531.pbworks.com/w/page/13782051/syllabus
    http://writingformassmedia.pbworks.com/w/page/14929197/FrontPage
    http://editingtxwesleyan.pbworks.com/w/page/18572641/Other-Wikis-for-Mass-Communication-Courses
    http://jour101.wikispaces.com/home
    http://arts1091.unsw.wikispaces.net/
    http://waysofseeing.wetpaint.com/page/Syllabus
    http://www.udel.edu/sakai/training/printable/wiki/Wikis_in_Higher_Education_UD.pdf
    http://www.images-graphics-pics.com/signs/safety/clipart.asp?pic=no-money-down-loan
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cloud_computing_icon.svg

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