teach writing</li></ul>MDE Example: In OMDE603, students are asked to work in a wiki as a group to create an annotated class glossary of DE terms relevant to the course. Each group of students chooses one term to contribute to the glossary. This is an ongoing activity as students can choose any term that they like as long as it is relevant to the course and has not been contributed in earlier classes. This way we combine past and present collaborative knowledge.<br />
https://sites.google.com/site/portopechakucha/wiki<br />WIKIS: in education<br />More examples<br />http://atlss.umwblogs.org/examples/Options for implementations<br /><ul><li>http://sites.google.com (All things Google) (My preferred one now...)
http://www.wikispaces.com</li></ul>http://www.techsoup.org/learningcenter/webbuilding/page5511.cfm(Exploring wikis)<br />http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/online_resources/wikis/index.php(Using wikis for teaching and learning)<br />http://atlss.umwblogs.org/wikis/(How to use wikis and examples)<br />
https://sites.google.com/site/portopechakucha/wiki<br />WIKIS: in education<br />Recommendations<br />Wikis have been shown to be very effective for these types of learning activities: <br /><ul><li>knowledge-building "over time" through versions and groups
communities of practice such as internships or field experiences
explaining increasingly diverse and contrary ideas as well as examining the relatedness of ideas from diverse contexts
combining, synthesizing and evaluating definitions and terminology across disciplines
critically reading and responding in a constructive and public way to others' work</li></li></ul><li>https://sites.google.com/site/portopechakucha/wiki<br />WIKIS: in education<br />Advantages(from http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/online_resources/wikis/wiki_tandl.html)<br /><ul><li>"Wikis are extremely flexible allowing any site structure to be created.
Wiki functionality makes them ideal for collaborative writing applications.
Enables web publishing without knowledge of HTML or use of special web development tools.
Enables the development of a document to be explored revealing who contributed what and when (ideal for assessing group work!)."</li></li></ul><li>https://sites.google.com/site/portopechakucha/wiki<br />WIKIS: in education<br />Disadvantages (from http://www.sddu.leeds.ac.uk/online_resources/wikis/wiki_tandl.html)<br /><ul><li>"Using a wiki does involve learning about acceptable editing practices (e.g. how to deal with conflicting opinions) and also how to use wiki mark up.
Most wiki pages are text based as adding images and formatting layout is more difficult.
Managing a wiki requires a significant time commitment from a staff member as page edits should be closely monitored.
A wiki has no predefined structure to guide new users and visitors can find navigating a wiki difficult.
Generally a wiki's content is open to the public and so will not be suitable for sensitive information. This also means any page vandalism is potentially exposed.
IP ownership and copyright of Wiki pages can be contentious unless clear policies are in place" </li></li></ul><li>WIKIS: corporate<br />http://www.elevatorview.com/2008/01/08/7-effective-wiki-uses-and-the-companies-that-benefit-from-them/<br />
WIKIS: corporate<br />Wiki like features should be added to the existing systems to support collaborative efforts by organizations. Areas where Wikis can help the organization are:<br />Knowledge and information sharingCompanies can carry simple and flexible repository for shared information and collaboration<br />Identification of best practicesWiki System helps company’s team to work more collaboratively<br />Content publishingWith the help of Wikis companies can turn static and outdated documents to love and dynamic ones.<br />Project management and documentationAn appropriate wiki system helps different companies in the search and recovery of their credentials.<br />Company structureIt offers companies with a more structured approach.<br />http://bhopu.com/2008/01/using-wikis-for-collaboration-and-enhancing-organizational-knowledge/<br />
WIKIS: corporate<br />Some key factors companies should consider while creating a successful Wiki system<br />On one hand where the new technologies emerge more and more challenging everyday, wikis correspond to relatively simple collaborative capabilities available for any organization. Use of Wiki separately constrains the potential for knowledge sharing and collaboration. Instead Wiki should be used as one of the tools to maintain internal communities.<br />This will finally unlock the real benefits of collaborative working by addressing key issues like provision of compelling content, change in behavior etc.<br />Some more key factors to be considered while implementing a wiki in an organization:<br />The Wikis should be apt and incorporate personal involvement.<br />Always make the content provider visible<br />The errors should be marked and altered mechanically by the editors.<br />Wikis should include meta-content to support and connect users.<br />All members should contribute valuable content.<br />http://bhopu.com/2008/01/using-wikis-for-collaboration-and-enhancing-organizational-knowledge/<br />