Building and Sharing  Knowledge Base with Wikis November 23, 2007 Presenter: Newton Vivor
Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>Review of Sharing Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Wikis </l...
Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>eMail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very common, fast, cheap and easy to use ...
Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A good means to store and access knowl...
Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>Websites (continued) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites give those workin...
Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>An Important Trend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>What's a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>A  blog  is an easy-to-use web site, where individuals can quickly post thoughts,...
Wiki Development
Introduction to Wikis - Wikispaces <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content management system </li></ul></ul></ul><...
Introduction to Wikis <ul><li>Wikis & Knowledge-Information Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis are an ideal tool to org...
Wiki Structure <ul><li>All wikis start off as a single blank page </li></ul><ul><li>Pages are created and connected by hyp...
Wiki Components <ul><li>Pages community members can add to or edit  </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion area for each page </li><...
Principles Advantages of Wikis <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Free  </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Introduction to Wikis <ul><li>Wikis in the International Development Sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministries, NGOs and Fun...
<ul><li>Planning and Designing a Wiki Page </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki page must have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-  Good presenta...
Getting Started Wiki Development
Practice Session <ul><li>Setting up a Wikispace member account: </li></ul><ul><li>Membership  by invitation  </li></ul><ul...
Practice Session <ul><li>Sign Up </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in all spaces and click Join to submit </li></ul>
<ul><li>View your Page </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have created your account you need to sign in </li></ul><ul><li>You will...
Wiki Development
<ul><li>Opening Page </li></ul><ul><li>Left side is your navigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
<ul><li>Opening Page </li></ul><ul><li>Top area are your page tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Opening Page </li></ul><ul><li>The center area is where your message will go </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Devel...
<ul><li>Editing your page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the word Edit </li></ul><ul><li>You will see this toolbar: </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Editing your page </li></ul><ul><li>Type in some information </li></ul><ul><li>Use the bold, underline, etc to see...
<ul><li>To add a hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Type in either a website name – </li></ul><ul><li>such as  www.ooas.org  or w...
<ul><li>To add a hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>You will see this window </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development <ul><li>...
<ul><li>Save Your Page </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have added text to your page make  </li></ul><ul><li>sure you SAV E your...
<ul><li>Working with your Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>The lift side tools allows you to  work through your page </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Recent Changes -  Great Tool </li></ul><ul><li>This tool allows you to track WHO has added data your wiki </li></u...
Embedding Slides, Video and Audio  <ul><li>Embedding Photo Slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands On: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Embedding Slides, video and audio  <ul><li>Embedding PowerPoint Slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands On: </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Practice Session <ul><li>To upload / insert pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Type in word  or sentence for identifying document ...
<ul><li>Some Thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces also has some Tour you might wish to take at  https://www.wikispaces.co...
Questions? Comments?
Conclusion <ul><li>Wiki is an essential tool for information management and sharing among friends, families, colleagues an...
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  • Wikispace Presentation

    1. 1. Building and Sharing Knowledge Base with Wikis November 23, 2007 Presenter: Newton Vivor
    2. 2. Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>Review of Sharing Methods </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>The WAHO Blindness Prevention Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Training and Practice Session </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>Wiki Development
    3. 3. Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>eMail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very common, fast, cheap and easy to use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows quick group or 1-to-1 communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disadvantage: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is not a sustainable method for sharing information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resources are on individual computers, neither organized nor accessible to others </li></ul></ul></ul>Wiki Development
    4. 4. Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A good means to store and access knowledge and information resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is semi-permanent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disadvantage: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is difficult to use for those with low bandwidth connections </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It can be difficult to find what you need </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is structured and maintained by a single person or organization </li></ul></ul></ul>Wiki Development
    5. 5. Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>Websites (continued) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Websites give those working in the development sector access to large amounts of helpful resources </li></ul></ul>Wiki Development
    6. 6. Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources <ul><li>An Important Trend </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Giving more opportunities and control to users of the internet to publish their own content: documents, files, research, knowledge, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul></ul></ul>Wiki Development
    7. 7. <ul><li>What's a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>A blog is an easy-to-use web site, where individuals can quickly post thoughts, articles, pictures, interact with people, and more… </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>Sharing Knowledge, Information and Resources
    8. 8. Wiki Development
    9. 9. Introduction to Wikis - Wikispaces <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Content management system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allows people to collaboratively develop a Web site without any prior training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis do not have a single author or editor, but many – perhaps thousands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki = quick (in Hawaiian) </li></ul></ul></ul>Wiki Development
    10. 10. Introduction to Wikis <ul><li>Wikis & Knowledge-Information Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis are an ideal tool to organize and store a permanent knowledge base – online – for others to use and contribute to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionals can easily contribute their expertise to a shared knowledge base </li></ul></ul>Wiki Development
    11. 11. Wiki Structure <ul><li>All wikis start off as a single blank page </li></ul><ul><li>Pages are created and connected by hyperlinks </li></ul><ul><li>No ownership of pages; anyone can change the work of others </li></ul>
    12. 12. Wiki Components <ul><li>Pages community members can add to or edit </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion area for each page </li></ul><ul><li>List of all of the changes made to a particular page (version control) </li></ul><ul><li>List of all changes made to all pages. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Principles Advantages of Wikis <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can make changes (edit other </li></ul><ul><li>people’s work) </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible and extensible </li></ul><ul><li>No one owns content </li></ul><ul><li>Good for collaborative group work </li></ul>
    14. 14. Introduction to Wikis <ul><li>Wikis in the International Development Sector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ministries, NGOs and Funders are beginning to understand the power of wikis, and pilot sites and experiments are beginning to appear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis can be a valuable tool to enhance our professional knowledge and effectiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The technology is simple, but behavior change is often required </li></ul></ul>Wiki Development
    15. 15. <ul><li>Planning and Designing a Wiki Page </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki page must have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Good presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Must be legible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Multiple pages linked </li></ul></ul>Guidelines Wiki Development
    16. 16. Getting Started Wiki Development
    17. 17. Practice Session <ul><li>Setting up a Wikispace member account: </li></ul><ul><li>Membership by invitation </li></ul><ul><li>Activate the link in the email to access the account creation page </li></ul><ul><li>Provide your username, password and email address to sign up </li></ul>Wiki Development
    18. 18. Practice Session <ul><li>Sign Up </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in all spaces and click Join to submit </li></ul>
    19. 19. <ul><li>View your Page </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have created your account you need to sign in </li></ul><ul><li>You will see this screen </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    20. 20. Wiki Development
    21. 21. <ul><li>Opening Page </li></ul><ul><li>Left side is your navigation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search &Home </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-----Picture---- </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    22. 22. <ul><li>Opening Page </li></ul><ul><li>Top area are your page tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notify me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-----Picture---- </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    23. 23. <ul><li>Opening Page </li></ul><ul><li>The center area is where your message will go </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    24. 24. <ul><li>Editing your page </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the word Edit </li></ul><ul><li>You will see this toolbar: </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development <ul><li>It works just like a word processor </li></ul><ul><li>You can add lines, links, pictures, media sources, tables and special characters </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>Editing your page </li></ul><ul><li>Type in some information </li></ul><ul><li>Use the bold, underline, etc to see what happens </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    26. 26. <ul><li>To add a hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>Type in either a website name – </li></ul><ul><li>such as www.ooas.org or www.cnn.com </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight the text and click on the WORLD icon </li></ul><ul><li>(the first world on the toolbar) </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    27. 27. <ul><li>To add a hyperlink </li></ul><ul><li>You will see this window </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development <ul><li>If you wish to link within wiki, you would use the wiki link- that is how you can link from page to page within your wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Try using the external link you wish to go to once you click on the text </li></ul>
    28. 28. <ul><li>Save Your Page </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have added text to your page make </li></ul><ul><li>sure you SAV E your page </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    29. 29. <ul><li>Working with your Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>The lift side tools allows you to work through your page </li></ul><ul><li>If you wish to create a New page just click on </li></ul><ul><li>New page. All editing, etc stays the same on each page </li></ul><ul><li>Recent changes is a great way to track what is added to your page </li></ul><ul><li>Manage your space gives you control over your page. </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    30. 30. <ul><li>Recent Changes - Great Tool </li></ul><ul><li>This tool allows you to track WHO has added data your wiki </li></ul><ul><li>-Let’s pretend that your are using wiki within your class and you invite each student to join - with a nickname of course </li></ul><ul><li>And you assign a question to be answered on the wiki for homework </li></ul><ul><li>- This tool allows you to see WHO has posted and when </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    31. 31. Embedding Slides, Video and Audio <ul><li>Embedding Photo Slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands On: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Signup and upload pictures to flickr.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use http ://slideflickr.com to get the embedded code for the wiki site by entering your flickr.com account name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paste code into the wiki page </li></ul></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Embedding Slides, video and audio <ul><li>Embedding PowerPoint Slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hands On: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Signup and upload slides to www.slideshare.net </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use www.slideshare.net to get the embedded code for the wiki site by entering your slideshare.net account name </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Paste code into the wiki page </li></ul></ul></ul>
    33. 33. Practice Session <ul><li>To upload / insert pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Type in word or sentence for identifying document or picture such as list of PRESENTATIONS </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the PICTURE icon </li></ul><ul><li>Upload the document or picture </li></ul><ul><li>Position the cursor at the end of PRESENTATIONS and double click the uploaded document or picture </li></ul><ul><li>The document or picture is then inserted into the wiki page </li></ul>
    34. 34. <ul><li>Some Thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces also has some Tour you might wish to take at https://www.wikispaces.com/ (it has audio) </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry if you make mistakes on your WIKI – you can also Edit/Undo or just save </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the help option if you get stuck or drop me an email </li></ul>Practice Session Wiki Development
    35. 35. Questions? Comments?
    36. 36. Conclusion <ul><li>Wiki is an essential tool for information management and sharing among friends, families, colleagues and Institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki is highly useful for Best Practice dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are free to use </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are easy to create and use - They do not require special web development knowledge </li></ul>

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