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Wikis For The Classroom

  1. 1. CARISSA TOMLINSON, MLIS EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES LIBRARIAN LIAISON TO GERONTOLOGY, NURSING, HEALTH SCIENCES AND CULTURAL STUDIES Wikis for the Classroom
  2. 2. Brief Library Commercial… <ul><li>Did you know that we can come into your classroom to teach to an assignment? We’ll tailor a library instruction session to your assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your students know that they can make an appointment with us for extra help? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know that I can create web pages with resources specifically for your class? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://pages.towson.edu/ctomlins/individualclasses/nurs710.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who is your library liaison? </li></ul><ul><li>Health Science, Gerontology, Nursing - Carissa Tomlinson </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing and most everything else- Sarah Crest </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A type of website that allows for easy editing, by one or more people. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikipedia is an example </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generally the administrator gets to decide who has permission to do anything to the wiki. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be created collaboratively or edited collaboratively, but does not have to be collaborative. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hawaiian for quick </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also easy ! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually no need to know HTML or FTP programs </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Great tool for many different educational needs <ul><li>Class wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Post links to assignments, exercises, announcements, etc- similar to using Blackboard. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily integrate multimedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Photos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds from relevant journals, blogs, news sources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Class calendar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chat widget could be used for online office hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Post reading questions- require students to answer in the comments of the wiki (students can then learn from one another) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make a poll or a quiz that students can answer directly on the wiki </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Class wiki examples <ul><li>East Carolina University -English 1200 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://eng1200.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hamilton Secondary College -Forensics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://hamiltoncsi.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National-Louis University - Children and Families Under Stress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://eustress.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Assignment/Exam Preparation Wiki <ul><li>Focus your wiki on the major assignment or exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment/exam information/instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place for students to ask questions to you and their peers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pediatric Education for DNBs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dnbpediatrics.wetpaint.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Student Group Project Wiki <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep all work in one spot- don’t worry about exchanging emails </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep research/bibliographic information in one spot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share a project calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorming area – especially useful for web based classes or classes without much group time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document tracking makes it easy to write a rough draft and turn it into the final </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep all contact info accessible online </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Faculty/ Staff Collaboration <ul><li>Same idea as student project collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good to used to create lesson plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committees </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Does not have to be public </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wikis for education? <ul><li>Allows for active learning through the interactive capabilities between students and/or students and teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use technology </li></ul><ul><li>“ Classroom” available anytime from anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Not ready to set one up for your class? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage your students to use them for their group projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use existing wikis as learning tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://anatowiki.wetpaint.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://medicaleducation.wetpaint.com / </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Wiki Platforms <ul><li>Easy to use web based wikis: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wetpaint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SeedWiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. WetPaint Wikis – www.wetpaint.com <ul><li>Easy to create and update pages </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own logo </li></ul><ul><li>Use your own domain </li></ul><ul><li>Variety of permissions settings- possible to assign roles to each user/ creator </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to back up wiki by exporting content to html document </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to navigate design </li></ul><ul><li>Ads will be removed when wikis are used for educational purposes </li></ul>
  12. 12. Additional Resources <ul><li>Brad Hemminger Cradle Talk: WIKIs in Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITqvFKb9BbA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Intro to Class Wikis with Wikispaces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NRbbskf3cA </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating a Classroom Wiki using Wetpaint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a wiki in Wetpaint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgqSfSPRLqQ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Editing of Wetpaint wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wDuj-jH-Zw </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting ads removed from Wetpaint wikis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbh-bHhYpB0 </li></ul></ul></ul>

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