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Wiki Workshop

  1. 1. www.Wikis
  2. 2. You may be wondering: <ul><li>What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>What does it look like? </li></ul><ul><li>Why use a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I use a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Skills </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is an editable web-page. Users can asynchronously edit the </li></ul><ul><li>content that is visible on the page. A wiki can be public or private. </li></ul><ul><li>Changes made by users are tracked so that anyone can see who made </li></ul><ul><li>what changes when. A wiki can be as simple as one webpage, or it can </li></ul><ul><li>be a complex structure of multiple webpages and weblinks. Wikis are </li></ul><ul><li>frequently used for collaborative projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Commoncraft video: What is a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-englishhttp://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english </li></ul><ul><li>Pbwiki video: Helping Educators Educate </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av2yofWSdU0&feature=related </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is a medium in which a group of individuals can work together </li></ul><ul><li>asynchronously on an idea and easily capture the essence in a reusable </li></ul><ul><li>format. </li></ul><ul><li>Technically, a wiki is a collection of hyperlinked Web pages that are </li></ul><ul><li>assembled with wiki software. With wikis, the line between reader and </li></ul><ul><li>contributor is intentionally blurred. Further, wiki use reflects the view of an </li></ul><ul><li>instructor as one who facilitates information sharing among learners rather </li></ul><ul><li>than simply transmitting knowledge from themselves to their students. . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis can be can be used for a variety of tasks ranging from signup sheet for students to self organize, to undertaking business analyses, to analyzing policy positions; </li></ul><ul><li>Instructor support and facilitation is key; and </li></ul><ul><li>Ease-of-use issues are present but do not preclude success. </li></ul><ul><li>( Communications of Association for Information Systems, </li></ul><ul><li>http:// cais.aisnet.org/articles/default.asp?vol =18&art=1 ) </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Educators have found a variety of creative applications </li></ul><ul><li>for the wiki format based on a constructivist foundation </li></ul><ul><li>including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>brainstorming, lists, categorizing, prioritizing, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>quick informational website publishing (synthesis of found information), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborative website posting (student as creators of information), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>peer reviews, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>group projects, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborative discussion notes (student-created), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>problem-solving, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>focused discussions, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interdisciplinary projects (between programs, schools, cities, states, or nations), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community-building among students, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>practice with collaboration skills, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and more. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(http://tecfa.unige.ch/guides/tie/html/wikis/wikis-2.html) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What does a wiki look like? <ul><li>Depending on the tool used, the look will be different . </li></ul><ul><li>Regardless of the tool used, the functionality will be similar . </li></ul><ul><li>Wetpaint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ksudigg.wetpaint.com/?t=anon (Michael Wesch- instructional)) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://esl7660.wikispaces.com/ (instructional) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://esl6634.wikispaces.com/ (instructional) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>pbWiki 1.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://atvision.pbwiki.com/ (administrative) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://csed7761su08.pbwiki.com/ (instructional) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>pbWiki 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pbwikimanual.pbwiki.com/ (pbwiki 2.0 manual) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compare wikis here: http:// www.wikimatrix.org / </li></ul>
  7. 7. What functionality does a wiki provide? <ul><li>Simplicity: One big easily editable space </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity: Can build a multi-layered web of pages and links </li></ul><ul><li>Private or public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inviting users (allowing for edit access): </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>invite users by entering their email addresses, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create one user account and have the whole class use that to log in. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki 1.0 allows for an “invite key” (password) for edit access. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tracking/ history of changes </li></ul><ul><li>Comments or discussion sections </li></ul><ul><li>Notifications : automatic email notification of updates </li></ul>
  8. 8. Your turn : Why use a wiki? <ul><li>Instructional </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Other uses? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wiki challenges? <ul><li>Asynchronous editing (ie must take turns(except googledocs)). </li></ul><ul><li>Logging in: depending on the tool used, this has been a challenge for students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FIX: Clear instructions, tutorials, help for students. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other challenges? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>USING PBWIKI (1.0) </li></ul><ul><li>Edit a wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hamlinetraining2.pbwiki.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use invite key= hamlineuniversity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Create a pbwiki account (www.pbwiki.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Create a pbwiki wiki. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the homepage text. </li></ul><ul><li>Create a new page. </li></ul><ul><li>Link the new page into your sidebar. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore SETTINGS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About This Wiki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Colors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Logo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Backup </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access Controls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Users </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wiki Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Notifications & RSS </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Settings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Custom Domain </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developer Interface </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Delete… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Next steps? <ul><li>Additional workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Drop-in labs </li></ul><ul><li>One-on-one assistance </li></ul><ul><li>User group conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Peer mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>

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