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  • 1. Wiki in Education
    Suryaveer Singh
    UNESCO Innovation in ICT in Education Award 2008
    S. D. Public School,
    BU, Pitampura, Delhi – 88
  • 2. Learning?
    “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”
    – Albert Einstein  
  • 3. Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised)
    Higher-Level
    Thinking
    Wiki – Collaboration
    Web 2.0
    Lower-level
    Thinking
    Web 1.0
  • 4.
  • 5. “Old wine in a Bottle”
  • 6. Wikis in Education
    Why Use a Wiki?
    How to Use Wikis?
    Benefits of Wikis.
    Educational applications.
    What is a Wiki?
  • 7. 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)
  • 8. What?
    • A collaborative tool
    Wikis in Plain English
    by Common Craft
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY
  • 9. 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.
  • 10. 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.
  • 11. Wikis in Education
    What is a Wiki?
    Why Use a Wiki?
    How to Use Wikis?
    Benefits of Wikis.
    Educational applications.
    Why use a Wiki?
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. Wikis in Education
    What is a Wiki?
    Why Use a Wiki?
    How to Use Wikis?
    Benefits of Wikis.
    Educational applications.
    How to use Wikis?
  • 14.
    • Wikispaces
    http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers
    • PBworks
    http://pbworks.com/academic.wiki
    • Wetpaint
    http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/
    Compare wiki services at: http://www.wikimatrix.org/
    • Choose a wiki service
    How?
  • 15.
    • Create a wiki
    How?
    • Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction
    • 16. PBWorks: http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter
    • 17. Wetpaint: http://www.wetpaintcentral.com/page/FAQ
    • Assign meaningful, authentic activities
    • 18. Post wiki Etiquettes.
    • 19. Develop a culture of trust.
    • 20. Set up wiki rules.
    • 21. Provide instructions and allow for practice.
    • 22. Best Practices
    How?
    Source: Barbara Blog : itcboisestate.wordpress.com
  • 23. Wikis in Education
    What is a Wiki?
    Why Use a Wiki?
    How to Use Wikis?
    Benefits of Wikis.
    Educational applications.
    Benefits of Wikis?
  • 24. 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
  • 25. 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.
  • 26. Wikis in Education
    What is a Wiki?
    Why Use a Wiki?
    How to Use Wikis?
    Benefits of Wikis.
    Educational applications.
    Educational Applications.
  • 27. Types of Wiki
    Classroom Wiki
    Global Wiki
    Professional Wiki
  • 28. 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.
  • 29. 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.
  • 30. Happy Wiki-ing!
    Thank You