Using Wikis, Flickr, and YouTube for Research & Instruction Chella Vaidyanathan  History, Political Science, U.S. Govt./In...
Wikis & Blogs: Differences  <ul><li>Wikis vs. Blogs  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A set of web pages created and managed using ...
Why are Wikis Useful? <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to create and edit without HTML  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Examples of Free Wikis and Course Pages <ul><li>Examples of Free Wikis and Course/Class Pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wetpai...
Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses <ul><li>Flickr &YouTube for Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr is an image host...
Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued) <ul><li>Flickr &YouTube for Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students ar...
Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued) <ul><li>Flickr &YouTube for Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr & Cr...
Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued) <ul><li>Flickr &YouTube for Instruction - Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>...
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This is a presentation by Chella Vaidyanathan on wikis, Flickr, and YouTube for the faculty/staff development workshops at the University of Miami.

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Wikis, Flickr & Youtube

  1. 1. Using Wikis, Flickr, and YouTube for Research & Instruction Chella Vaidyanathan History, Political Science, U.S. Govt./International Docs. Librarian University of Miami Libraries Room no: 347K, Otto . Richter Library Education & Outreach Phone: 305-284-6027 E-mail: [email_address]
  2. 2. Wikis & Blogs: Differences <ul><li>Wikis vs. Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A set of web pages created and managed using wiki software.” – (Walt Crawford) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A web-based set of individual posts initially presented to readers in the reverse chronological order – that is the newest first” – (Walt Crawford) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikis are informative and collaborative whereas blogs are more personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined by Walt Crawford from http://citesandinsights.info/v9i3a.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why are Wikis Useful? <ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to create and edit without HTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source programs and basic versions are available for free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A great tool for collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content is informative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent for discussing ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share information/bibliographies – useful for research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for fostering class discussions and getting students interested in course content </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of Free Wikis and Course Pages <ul><li>Examples of Free Wikis and Course/Class Pages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wetpaint – www.wetpaint.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pbwiki – www.pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WikiMatrix – http://www.wikimatrix.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikidot.com – http://www.wikidot.com/learnmore:education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brown University HIST2950 – https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/display/fall08hist2950s01/Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio State University Hunter Gatherer Societies – http://foragers.wikidot.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses <ul><li>Flickr &YouTube for Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr is an image hosting and sharing site – people can upload, share, and view images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube is a popular video sharing network –people upload, share, and view video clips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for Visual Learners – very appealing visually </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ A picture (or a video clip) is worth more than a thousand words” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps students comprehend the concepts/ events/historical/political incidents easily </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued) <ul><li>Flickr &YouTube for Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are likely to remember photos and video clips and associate them with theories/concepts that they learned in class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to create an account and choose sets of images/photos and small video clips to show in class during lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent for generating in-class group discussions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr – www.flickr.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube – www.youtube.com </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued) <ul><li>Flickr &YouTube for Instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr & Creative Commons License – http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Commons License – http://creativecommons.org/about/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr Commons – http://www.flickr.com/commons?PHPSESSID=ea7b4da468f5935f24b65f41dbfc356f </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube is working with partners – using Creative Commons License </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued) <ul><li>Flickr &YouTube for Instruction - Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Degas’ Ballerinas – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhAdJdHkiZw&feature=related </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Street Food, History and Politics in Jerusalem (Street Food from AlJazeera) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ6zfYE2Pq4&feature=PlayList&p=3FE5D45DFC9BDCB8&index=28 </li></ul></ul>

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