C Trace BVetMed MRCVSRoyal Veterinary College        London
What is WikiVet?  en.wikivet.net/WikiVet_Introduction
Why did it start?• Need/want to share resources• Previous CLIVE collaborationSome issues• Plethora of veterinary resources...
Our solution:Create own MediaWiki site where we:• restrict registrations to the veterinary profession• license content und...
How did it start?• Initial funding from JISC and HEA• Academics from Cambridge, Edinburgh  and London vet schools• WikiPat...
Why choose (Media)Wiki?•   Can keep content up-to-date•   Many hands make light work•   Open source•   Familiar user inter...
Structure              Abc      def                    ghijkl     mno         pqrs   tuv
Integration of learning resources           en.wikivet.net/Learning_Resources
Structure              Abc      def                    ghijkl     mno         pqrs   tuv
Integration of learning resources        en.wikivet.net/Larynx_-_Anatomy_%26_Physiology
Internal resources   en.wikivet.net/Category:Flashcards
External resources   en.wikivet.net/Ocular_Reflexes_resource
WikiVet Media    media.wikivet.net/
Our usersen.wikivet.net/Vet_Schools_Worldwide
Our users140001200010000                                                                                                  ...
Our user activity              Learning              Testing your knowledge              Teaching              Revision   ...
Other languages         Spanish – 391 articles                         French – 54 articleses.wikivet.net/index.php/P%C3%A...
Our challenge   Discover site      Use site  Register for site    Edit content    Create new      content
Chicken or egg:More users   More content
What’s worked:•   Student ambassadors•   SEO and opening pages•   International spread•   Mobile version               htt...
What hasn’t worked:• KOL involvement (yet)• Registrations?• Google translate
WikiVet team  Steering board:  Project team:Studentambassadors          http://en.wikivet.net/WikiVet_Team   en.wikivet.ne...
Contact info      en.wikivet.netwww.facebook.com/WikiVet       @WikiVet    chris@wikivet.net
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WikiVet EduWiki 6th Sept 2012

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This is the WikiVet presentation delivered by Chris Trace at the first EduWiki conference in Leicester, UK. This presentation gives an introduction to WikiVet, with a focus on it's similarities and differences between Wikipedia, why these differences exist and what affects these differences have had on site development and growth.

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WikiVet EduWiki 6th Sept 2012

  1. 1. C Trace BVetMed MRCVSRoyal Veterinary College London
  2. 2. What is WikiVet? en.wikivet.net/WikiVet_Introduction
  3. 3. Why did it start?• Need/want to share resources• Previous CLIVE collaborationSome issues• Plethora of veterinary resources on internet, little quality assurance• Textbooks outdated en.wikivet.net/WikiVet:About
  4. 4. Our solution:Create own MediaWiki site where we:• restrict registrations to the veterinary profession• license content under appropriate creative commons
  5. 5. How did it start?• Initial funding from JISC and HEA• Academics from Cambridge, Edinburgh and London vet schools• WikiPath en.wikivet.net/Discipline en.wikivet.net/WikiVet:About
  6. 6. Why choose (Media)Wiki?• Can keep content up-to-date• Many hands make light work• Open source• Familiar user interface• Easy to publish as OERs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki
  7. 7. Structure Abc def ghijkl mno pqrs tuv
  8. 8. Integration of learning resources en.wikivet.net/Learning_Resources
  9. 9. Structure Abc def ghijkl mno pqrs tuv
  10. 10. Integration of learning resources en.wikivet.net/Larynx_-_Anatomy_%26_Physiology
  11. 11. Internal resources en.wikivet.net/Category:Flashcards
  12. 12. External resources en.wikivet.net/Ocular_Reflexes_resource
  13. 13. WikiVet Media media.wikivet.net/
  14. 14. Our usersen.wikivet.net/Vet_Schools_Worldwide
  15. 15. Our users140001200010000 Veterinary Student 8000 Veterinary Surgeon 6000 Veterinary Nurse 4000 Veterinary Student Nurse Other 2000 Total 0 Nov-10 Nov-11 May-10 May-11 May-12 Mar-10 Mar-11 Mar-12 Sep-10 Sep-11 Jul-12 Jul-10 Jul-11 Jan-10 Jan-11 Jan-12
  16. 16. Our user activity Learning Testing your knowledge Teaching Revision Finding specific information Other
  17. 17. Other languages Spanish – 391 articles French – 54 articleses.wikivet.net/index.php/P%C3%A1gina_Principal fr.wikivet.net/index.php/Accueil
  18. 18. Our challenge Discover site Use site Register for site Edit content Create new content
  19. 19. Chicken or egg:More users More content
  20. 20. What’s worked:• Student ambassadors• SEO and opening pages• International spread• Mobile version http://lmgtfy.com/?q=fluid+therapy
  21. 21. What hasn’t worked:• KOL involvement (yet)• Registrations?• Google translate
  22. 22. WikiVet team Steering board: Project team:Studentambassadors http://en.wikivet.net/WikiVet_Team en.wikivet.net/WikiVet_Student_Ambassadors
  23. 23. Contact info en.wikivet.netwww.facebook.com/WikiVet @WikiVet chris@wikivet.net

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