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Km Wiki In Education


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Arthur Shelley's presentation from Day 1 of the actKM2008 Conference

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Km Wiki In Education

  1. 1. Wikis for improved education in knowledge management Arthur Shelley actKM Conference October 2008 Canberra
  2. 2. Flow of knowledge exchange <ul><li>Why use wikis in education? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>What is industry doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Who else is using wikis for education purposes? </li></ul><ul><li>Summary thoughts </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why use a wiki for education? <ul><li>Facilitate collaborative interactions between students </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate competitive behaviours. </li></ul><ul><li>Student given a related topics for the assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessed on their own content and how well they link their topic to the other students’ topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Reward for sharing knowledge rather than hoarding. </li></ul><ul><li>Key Outcome: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionals who understand the value of building relationships, networks, sharing knowledge and leveraging each others intellectual assets. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Principles of wiki based learning <ul><li>Actively learn together across topics rather than compete for the same information. </li></ul><ul><li>Collectively build volume from multiple research disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li>Broad coverage of knowledge-related content, cross-linked. </li></ul><ul><li>Hand on access to Web 2.0 tools (for a common purpose) </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue behavioural and relationships to enhance learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand aspects of differences in how people learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Why the principles of KM are important to career development. </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforced value of social interactions. </li></ul><ul><li>Provided a learning experience where they learn from each other in a highly productive way. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Course administration <ul><li>Outcomes for the students far outweighs the minor additional work to set it up. </li></ul><ul><li>Everything on-line including feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Administration and marking simpler. </li></ul><ul><li>No lost hardcopy assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Minimised monitoring who has handed what in. </li></ul><ul><li>60% course assessment built within the wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Half individual work and half group work. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Output examples
  7. 7. Output examples
  8. 8. Output examples
  9. 9. Interesting Insights: Wiki Traffic Spot the assignment due date! (and the interim check date)
  10. 10. Sample student feedback <ul><li>The interactive learning is great, putting theory into practice is always fun and easier to remember, sort of accidental learning. </li></ul><ul><li>I thought the wiki was a great exercise, the individual one especially with the links to be made to other pages ensures that you get a chance to read others work as well. In that way it helped me cover more areas and gain new knowledge. The group discussion definitely did help a lot … </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sharing the learnings with others <ul><li>Vodcast </li></ul><ul><li>Podcast </li></ul><ul><li>Interview </li></ul><ul><li>Personal assistance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email, phone </li></ul></ul>How to create a Wiki:
  12. 12. Small survey: Wiki usage Number of participants in poll = 69 Participants are KM experts present at the webinar held by Serebrum on July 30, 2008 Source: Serebrum Corporation
  13. 13. Large survey: Web 2 usage McKinsey Quarterly Global Survey July 2008
  14. 14. Large survey: Key tools McKinsey Quarterly Global Survey July 2008
  15. 15. Global volunteer initiatives
  16. 16. Global volunteer initiatives
  17. 17. On-line KM course using Wiki
  18. 18. Wiki constructed KM text
  19. 19. Wiki in Project Management <ul><li>“ Wikis have worked very well so far as a tool for sharing and communicating project information…. </li></ul><ul><li>.. successfully been used by the Alaska Airlines Project Management Organization and the IT Division. They have permeated our organization….. </li></ul><ul><li>… most compelling are both their democratic nature and their ability to capture the knowledge of contributors.” </li></ul><ul><li>John Petroske, Project Manager, Alaska Airlines Promoting Project Communication Using Wikis. ProMAC Conference, Anchorage Alaska. Sept 2008 </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Visual Wiki <ul><li> </li></ul>Visualise relationships between “linked items” using graphics rather than just standard links. Freebase Thinkbase Thinkmap John Hosking University Auckland Google TechTalks
  21. 21. The Visual Wiki: Business process Two way integration: Change graphic opens a wiki page for content Change wiki and new graphic links occur in visual
  22. 22. New wiki pattern research
  23. 23. Wikipedia: Shared collective
  24. 24. Conclusions: Using wikis in education <ul><li>Reinforces collaborative behaviours & sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates collective value, broadens K scope. </li></ul><ul><li>Improves quality through experimentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Increases interactions between learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Generates collective & creative use of functions. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides continuous two way learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Enables emergence and historical elements. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Contact Arthur Shelley [email_address] [email_address] +61 413 047 408