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Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge
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Teaching with wikis to build and share knowledge

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  • 1. Wiki Workshop Using Wikis to Build and Share Knowledge Valerie Thomas & Daoine Bachran English Department
  • 2. <ul><li>Wikis are online writing spaces that allow users to read, create, edit, and share information in an asynchronous setting. </li></ul>What is a Wiki?
  • 3. How do Wikis Work? <ul><li>Wikis are easy to use because they use formatting rules similar to those found in a word processor. </li></ul>
  • 4. What about changes in a Wiki? <ul><li>Wikis keep a record of previous drafts so it’s possible to revert to a previous draft. </li></ul>
  • 5. Who can view your Wiki? <ul><li>Wikis can be viewed by anyone who knows the Wiki web address or only those you invite. They can be edited by anyone you invite. </li></ul>
  • 6. <ul><li>Wikis allow the instructor to move away from being the transmitter of information to a facilitator of information. They allow students to construct knowledge (Mindel & Verma) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis allow for dialog to occur about a document, research, or project. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis blur the lines of authorship and ownership and allow for better collaboration (Lamb). </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis allow students to reflect on their learning and understand their learning process (Parker & Chao) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are fun for students to use; it breaks the monotony of regular class activities. </li></ul>Why Wiki?
  • 7. <ul><li>Develop a project or paper with peer review </li></ul><ul><li>Provide free-writing space </li></ul><ul><li>Allow group authoring of a project or paper </li></ul><ul><li>Track a group project </li></ul><ul><li>Share research, data, case studies, creative work, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Allow student-generated review of course material or course notes </li></ul><ul><li>Post literature reviews </li></ul>What Ways Can You Wiki?
  • 8. <ul><li>Build an annotated bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Create a glossary </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a list of FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a journal </li></ul><ul><li>Establish policies or initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Support service learning projects </li></ul><ul><li>Build a webpage </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm ideas </li></ul>Other Ways to Wiki…
  • 9. Joe Moxley, USF What Happens in a Wiki? <ul><li>Exchange of information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Harnesses the combined resources of all participants for the benefit of all </li></ul><ul><li>Develops student autonomy and self-directed learning (Mindel & Verma) </li></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Structured: instructor develops structure based on predetermined ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Versus </li></ul><ul><li>Unstructured: students determine structure </li></ul>How should I setup my Wiki?
  • 11. <ul><li>Mandate use </li></ul><ul><li>Provide grading scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Provide clear instructions for all work done on the Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Provide tutorial or demonstrate in class </li></ul>How to get students to participate?
  • 12. How do I track participation? <ul><li>Wikis provide the ability to </li></ul><ul><li>view previous versions </li></ul><ul><li>track edits made by contributors </li></ul><ul><li>view comments by contributors </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>If you have any questions, please contact us at vthomas@unm.edu or bachran@unm.edu. </li></ul>Thank You

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