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This powerpoint was used for my Tech Talk on Wikis. The entire presentation can be viewed on Elluminate.

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Tech Talk Wiki

  1. 1. Wikis in the Classroom Karolee Smiley
  2. 2. What is your wiki expertise? <ul><li>A- What’s a wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>B- I have dabbled in the wiki world. </li></ul><ul><li>C- I have used wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>D- I’m a wiki-wizard! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why wiki? <ul><li>Wiki - “quick” </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Soft-security </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWYG </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wikis: product or process? <ul><li>How do we use the wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Products- Users tend to use the wiki as a consumer, using it as a reference or a resource. </li></ul><ul><li>Process- Users tend to contribute to the wiki, collaborating with other contributers to create an ever-changing product. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wiki Products <ul><li>Wikipedia (for most of us) </li></ul><ul><li>Class online “textbook” </li></ul><ul><li>Media center subject guides </li></ul><ul><li>Library review center </li></ul><ul><li>Staff “lounge” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wiki Process <ul><li>Online collaboration- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All users are equal contributors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asynchronous </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geographical limitations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Problem based learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Means of Collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Means of Product </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Advantages of wikis <ul><li>Digital Native: creators as well as consumers </li></ul><ul><li>Future literacy and collaborative skills </li></ul><ul><li>Writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Community of practice </li></ul><ul><li>On-demand learning </li></ul>
  8. 8. Disadvantages of wikis <ul><li>Privacy/security needs of minors </li></ul><ul><li>Competition for page access </li></ul><ul><li>Personal attachment to content and peer editing </li></ul><ul><li>Unstructured nature </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative skills- norming a community ethos </li></ul><ul><li>Content cloning </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wiki Tools and Navigation
  10. 10. Wiki page editing
  11. 11. Wiki folders and files
  12. 12. Wiki Settings
  13. 13. Wiki Users
  14. 14. Wiki security
  15. 15. Wiki Accountability
  16. 16. Wiki Security
  17. 17. Wiki sample
  18. 18. Wiki pages
  19. 19. Student Wiki products Student work Peer reviews
  20. 20. Wiki logistics <ul><li>For most wikis, only one computer has editing rights on a given page </li></ul><ul><li>Internet connection </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly communicate group “norms” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Wiki Feedback <ul><li>My students felt: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis were new and unfamiliar </li></ul><ul><li>The learning curve was steep </li></ul><ul><li>They liked the ability to share </li></ul><ul><li>They found comments and feedback useful, although they were challenging to write </li></ul>
  22. 22. Wiki Options <ul><li>http:// pbworks .com/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Its as easy as a peanut butter sandwich” </li></ul><ul><li>http://www. wikimatrix .org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Find the wiki that is right for your needs! </li></ul>

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