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Presentation on wikis to UKCLE e-learning seminar series, University College London, 1.11.07. Sheet of references also available.

Presentation on wikis to UKCLE e-learning seminar series, University College London, 1.11.07. Sheet of references also available.

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  • 1. Wiki – a tool for distributive writing Professor Paul Maharg Glasgow Graduate School of Law
  • 2. social software…?
    • Emphasises:
    • networks of meaning
    • Distributed learning across the internet and other forms of knowledge representation
    • Collaborative learning at all levels
  • 3. intermediate online education, 2006
    • Still focused on:
    • Organisations , ie LMSs, silos of knowledge
    • Products , ie handbooks, CDs, closely-guarded downloads
    • Content , ie modules, lock-step instruction
    • Snapshot assessment of taught content
  • 4. social learning > 2010+
    • Focus shifts to:
    • Organisation has weak boundaries, strong presence through resource-based, integrated learning networks, with open access, eg MIT & OU open courseware
    • Focus not on static content but on web-based, aggregated content
    • E-learning as understanding & conversation, just-in-time learning
    • Assessment of situated learning
  • 5. Web 2.0 Michael Wesch, The Web is Us/ing Us
  • 6. wikis…?
    • Think of an online, dynamic encyclopaedia – Wikipedia, eg, or a developing set of definitions & documents
    • Useful for developing projects, developing knowledge, sharing knowledge
    • Can be edited, shared among a community of readers / clients -- private or public
  • 7. Wikipedia
  • 8. Jurispedia
  • 9.  
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  • 11. examples...
    • Planning a conference:
    • http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?Technoculture
    • Taking collaborative notes:
    • http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?CS430
    • Staff collaborative writing:
    • http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?CS430/Chapt12
    • Collaborate on an entire book :
    • http://www.eu.socialtext.net/codev2/index.cgi
  • 12. how to edit a wiki? Lee Lefever, Wikis in Plain English
  • 13. Transforming wiki
  • 14. Transforming wiki
  • 15. Transforming wiki
  • 16.  
  • 17. 0ther uses... e-portfolios + wikis
    • Personal digital collection of information, reflection on learning and future plans
    • Records and demonstrates a person's learning, career, experience and achievements.
    • Belong to the learner - not the organisation
    • Populated by learner
    • Primarily concerned with supporting learning
    • Lifelong and lifewide learning
    • Wiki can enable collaborative writing on the e-portfolio
  • 18.  
  • 19. Place of wikis in professional learning?
    • Can be used if e-portfolio:
    • is a continuation of formal learning PDP through to CPD
    • is wholly electronic and wholly embedded in simulation learning activities and actual legal practice
    • contains annotated or collaborative text and video, graphics, animation, etc
    • draws information from personal, academic and CPD domains that is to be drafted & redrafted
    • evidences transactional learning and reflection
    • has assessment zones, personal zones, confidential zones
    • is wholly the responsibility of the learner-manager, under detailed professional guidelines
    • is under supervision by tutors, supervisors, training managers, regulatory bodies, etc
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  • 23. other uses... Wiki + blogs + RSS…?
    • Online knowledge journals, largely chronological documents
    • Useful for a resource that ties together dynamic comms with static documents, eg journal entries, files, syndications from other blogs & newsreaders
    • Can be public or private
  • 24. Syndicated blog postings...
  • 25.  
  • 26. Other uses... video in a wiki
  • 27. contact details
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Blog: http://zeugma.typepad.com
    • Book: www.transforming.org.uk
    • Address: Glasgow Graduate School of Law
    • Lord Hope Building
    • University of Strathclyde
    • 141 St James’ Road
    • Glasgow G4 0LU

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