“ Formulate a list of uses of wikis at the University of Bath”
Department of Computer Science
Department of Physics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
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Source: What Is A Wiki? , http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI0626.pdf
In a wiki you can… Insert images Attach documents Link to internal & external pages Apply metadata Run inline macros Import RSS feeds Export wiki pages Insert LaTeX markup Compare document versions Insert tables
164 wikis have been created across a range of Moodle courses
170 wiki spaces, 37 of which have anonymous access enabled
3000 actual page views per day
150 pages edited per day
A number of projects will use externally hosted wikis
Scenarios of use http://www.flickr.com/photos/darryl_fowler/2111091799/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/malingering/1100950212/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/8ballofwakefield/513907976/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/s3a/187594677/
A collaborative activity using the Moodle wiki. [First year UG students in the Department of Education]
Levels of collaboration most collaborative least collaborative [this is cooperative] [as is this!] [must cooperation and collaboration go hand in hand?] LMF help PGCE handbook Team Portal First year UG wiki Research project
Are we able to classify the different types of wikis, in particular, in an educational coxtent? I’ll give it a go! TAL-ELHASID E., MEISHAR-TAL H. (2006). Models for Activities, Collaboration and Assessment in Wiki in Academic Courses. The Open University of Israel GEORGIA TECH (2000). A Catalog of CoWeb Uses. Collaborative Software Lab, College of Computing, Georgia Tech. MEIJAS U. (2006) Wiki Evaluation Methods. http://blog.ulisesmejias.com
A TYPE OF WIKI ACTIVITY Individual Working alone – sometimes in isolation - to capture lecture notes for personal use, for example. Not necessarily public acccess or consumption. Confluence offers every user such a wiki. Don’t forget to adjust the privacy settings if you’d like to keep content private!
B TYPE OF WIKI ACTIVITY Cooperation Wiki users are beginning to work with or alongside others. The intention is to expose work to others. People can leave feedback in the form of comments. They are unlikely to be given access rights to edit the text. An example of this might be the e-Learning team wiki, where one person might take ownership of a particular page, and discussion follows in the relevant area.
C TYPE OF WIKI ACTIVITY Cooperation and Collaboration This is the category that group coursework perhaps fits in best [at the initial stage]. The aim is to work, with others, to create a shared resource for others. In the unit CM20168 Programming Languages IV, groups of student create wikis about programming languages as part of coursework. This is then exposed to the rest of the cohort to use for exam revision.
D TYPE OF WIKI ACTIVITY Cooperation and collaboration and peer assessment Users of the wiki will be working alone or together, with the intention of creating a shared resource, but in addition, introducing the notion of peer assessment. The best example of this is probably Wikipedia, where all articles are freely editable, but maintain by a community of “Wikipedians”. But… how do we create an environment where peer assessment is seen to be acceptable?
A Cooperation and collaboration and peer assessment Individual B C D Collaboration Cooperation and collaboration TYPE OF WIKI ACTIVITY