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Wiki Educational Platform For Small Nations

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  • 1. WikiEducator Educational Platform for Small Nations Ramesh C Sharma
  • 2. WikiEducator: Learning4Content #37 Workshop
    • 24 April 2010
    Presentation given for
  • 3. Facilitators
  • 4. Background
    • Open Education Resources (OER) are becoming much more pervasive in tertiary education. Developing content which can be shared within one institution, or across continents represents a powerful paradigm shift in the distribution methods of learning content and courseware from traditional publishing models to those which are open and collaborative in nature. Major initiatives from leading institutions to provide open courseware further support the growth of this segment of online learning.
    - Patricia Schlicht
  • 5. Wiki
    • One of the best example of Web 2.0
    • Read/Write capability
  • 6. Wiki for a University System
    • Content
    • Photo
    • News
    • Policies
    • Training materials
  • 7. Wiki for a University System
    • Academic purposes
    • Administration
    • Library and Research
    • Computers
    • Career, counselling and guidance
    Lets see some examples …
  • 8. The Ohio University Libraries Biz Wiki
  • 9. UCalgary Wiki
  • 10. UMWiki
  • 11. Purdue University Career Wiki
  • 12. IGNOU Wiki
  • 13. Stanford University Wiki
  • 14. Suitable platform for learning new skills
    • Simple Syntax
    • Now a WYSIWIG editor
    • Good for those places where training facilities are limited
  • 15. Online "idea space"
    • For teachers to place their thoughts, ideas, and other information relating to their subject area
    • use the wiki format to prepare a course syllabus for their school classes, or to write a book with multiple authors
  • 16. Collaboration
    • http://www.tonybates.ca/2010/01/17/latest-issue-of-irrodl/
  • 17. Wikieducator for Administration
    • Can lead to reduced email communication
    • Sharing Memo, notifications, minutes of meetings etc
    • Compilation of reports from all scattered places like University of Guyana has its campuses scattered all over the country
  • 18. Case Study 1
    • Open Education, 2007
    • David Wiley taught a 3 credit course using Wiki
    • Used weekly reading and blogging
    • Assignments and grading
    • Over 50 learners took this course
    http://www.opencontent.org/wiki/index.php?title=Intro_Open_Ed_Syllabus#Goals_of_the_Course Source: Sanjaya Mishra – Wiki in Course Development
  • 19. Case Study 2
    • SLM Development , 2008
    • Sanjaya Mishra trained 20 individuals to write self-learning materials
    • Used weekly reading and GoogleGroup
    • Wiki-based Tasks to develop SLM using wiki
    • Learning contract, certification, online activities, visible outputs
    http://wikieducator.org/IGSLM_Background Source: Sanjaya Mishra – Wiki in Course Development
  • 20. Case Study 3
    • Bangladesh Open School
    • SLM Training
    • F2F and Online training
    • Development of Units
    • Collaborative course Development
    http://wikieducator.org/OPEN_SCHOOL,BANGLADESH Source: Sanjaya Mishra – Wiki in Course Development
  • 21. How to use Wiki for Course Development
    • MediaWiki Server can be configured to have two iteration of the same course content
    • One for the Course Team, and the other for learners' access
    • Course Team member work to prepare the materials that may require content expertise, media expertise (graphics, audio, video, animation), interaction expertise, and instructional design expertise
    • Quality benchmarks can be developed to see that the material has reached certain level of maturity, and can be transported to the open access platform for the learners' use
    Source: Sanjaya Mishra – Wiki in Course Development
  • 22. Advantages
    • Updating and revision of courses become easy
    • Learner participation in course, and their engagement will improve
    • Some of the user generated content may be useful in revision
    • Courses will become live and dynamic rather than static and outdated
    • Quality of the course would improve as it will adhere to copyright regulations (as it will be open)
    Source: Sanjaya Mishra – Wiki in Course Development
  • 23. Advantages
    • Print copies can be developed automatically using PediaPress PDF server
    • Resources other than main text can also be integrated including Slideshare, YouTube, MindMap, Google Calender, etc.
    • Online quiz, and self-assessment activities can be in-built within the learning material
    • Discussion Forum can be built around lessons
    Acknowledgments: Thanks to Sanjaya Mishra, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India For his valuable inputs.
  • 24. Thanks