Wikis in Education Why Use a Wiki? How to Use Wikis? Benefits of Wikis. Educational applications. What is a Wiki?
What is a Wiki? A wiki is online writing space where Anyone with rights can edit any text, add their thoughts or correct mistakes in the wiki page like we do in a word document . Thus wiki enables fast and easy collaboration. Ward Cunningham (Creator of wiki)
Wikis in Plain English by Common Craft http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
Characteristics of wiki Easy Editing: Wikis can be used like other word documents. (WYSIWYG) Multimodal: It may contain images, embedded videos, and links to external websites. The collaborative encyclopedia ‘Wikipedia’ is one of the best-known large scale wikis.
Characteristics of wiki Wiki also allows you to constantly monitor the changes done by members in the wiki. Openness: you can allow only members to edit page. Evolving: A wiki is continuously “under revision” once its goes under active collaboration. No “authors” but many contributors and editors.
Wikis in Education What is a Wiki? Why Use a Wiki? How to Use Wikis? Benefits of Wikis. Educational applications. Why use a Wiki?
Why Use a Wiki? As Cooperative and Collaborative tool it engages learners with each other This leads to positive interdependence of group members, Individual accountability, Peer interaction and group work. As Constructivist tool it allows learners to actively create and construct their own knowledge.
Wikis in Education What is a Wiki? Why Use a Wiki? How to Use Wikis? Benefits of Wikis. Educational applications. How to use Wikis?
How? Source: Barbara Blog : itcboisestate.wordpress.com
Wikis in Education What is a Wiki? Why Use a Wiki? How to Use Wikis? Benefits of Wikis. Educational applications. Benefits of Wikis?
Benefits for students Develop research projects and document their work at one single place. Add summaries of their thoughts from the prescribed readings. Publishing course resources like syllabi and handouts, and students can edit and comment on these directly for all to see. Use it to map concepts. Brainstorming Linked network of resources. Presentation tool Strengthen writing skills
Benefits for Teachers Facilitate a classroom project and follow the group progress through wiki. Use it to post homework assignments and organize schedules Collaboratewith an international classroom or other teachers for devising appropriate strategies. Classroom discussion and feedback. Knowledge base, enabling them to share reflections and thoughts.
Wikis in Education What is a Wiki? Why Use a Wiki? How to Use Wikis? Benefits of Wikis. Educational applications. Educational Applications.
Types of Wiki Classroom Wiki Global Wiki Professional Wiki
Concerns Wiki “vandalism”. Student privacy issues for public wikis. No concurrent editing of a page. Combating “copy and paste”. Limited access to computers can be a deterrent. Some schools block or filter wikis.
References Common Craft. (2007, May 29). Wikis in plain English. Retrieved September 22 , 2009, from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY Davis, V. A. (2006, October 12). The web 2.0 classroom. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from K12 Online Conference: http://k12online.wm.edu/Web20classroom.pdf Davis, V. A. (2007). Wikis in the classroom. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/wikis-in-the-classroom Wiki. (2009). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki Parker, K. R., & Chao, J. T. (2007). Wiki as a teaching tool. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, 3, 57-72. Barbara blog: http://itcboisestate.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/10-best-practices-for-using-wikis-in-education Images have been taken from various websites, they belong to them.