Social Learning: Understanding Wikis


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Social Learning: Understanding Wikis

  1. 1. Integrating Social Learning 2.0 into Your Practice<br />Understanding Wiki's <br />
  2. 2. Why are you here?<br />To understand basic design and use of Wiki’s.<br />To identify potential applications (as professionals and educators) in your local program and in the GTCNN.<br />You may already use ‘Gateway Live!’, GTCNN’s wiki.<br />
  3. 3. Roadmap<br />Introduction to wikis<br />Introduction to ‘Gateway Live!’<br />Group breakouts (Design your own wiki projects)<br />Report Back<br />
  4. 4. What does wiki mean?<br />?<br />
  5. 5. What does wiki mean?<br />“Wiki” is a Hawaiian word for "fast". <br />“Wiki” has been backronymed by some to "What I Know Is“<br />A wiki is a website that allows the easycreation and editing of any number of interlinked web pages via a web browser<br />
  6. 6. Wiki’s<br />How many people have used a wiki?<br />What did you use it for?<br />
  7. 7. What is Web 2.0?<br />
  8. 8. What is Social Learning 2.0?<br />Social learning basically states that: ‘People learn from one another, via observation, imitation, and modeling.’<br />We can learn from each other in this manner, via web 2.0 platforms and tools like wiki’s and social networks.<br />
  9. 9. What is a Wiki?<br />
  10. 10. Wiki in the Workplace<br />Q&A?<br />
  11. 11. Wiki’s make work less complicated. <br />
  12. 12. Wikis come in many flavors<br />
  13. 13. Wiki-like programs will replace office software soon.<br />
  14. 14. Enterprise Wiki’s<br />
  15. 15. Wiki in the Workplace<br />Q&A?<br />
  16. 16. Roadmap<br />Introduction to wikis<br />Introduction to ‘Gateway Live!’<br />Group breakouts (Design your own wiki projects)<br />Report Back<br />
  17. 17. What are some example wiki sites?<br />Fun: The music fan site WikiMusic Guide<br /><br />Open:OpenCongress merges official government data with news and blog coverage, social networking, and public participation tools.<br /><br />Informativeelegant: Toxipedia is portal for information on toxicology.<br /><br />Useful: Gateway to College National Network<br />http:.//<br />
  18. 18. Roadmap<br />Introduction to wikis<br />Introduction to ‘Gateway Live!’<br />Group breakouts (Design your own wiki projects)<br />Report Back<br />
  19. 19. Why use a wiki?<br />For knowledge management<br />To foster collaboration inside and outside the classroom. <br />To have a digital place for project-based learning<br />For project management <br /><ul><li>To engage and meet students where they are.
  20. 20. To work on group projects.
  21. 21. To get content out of the classroom.
  22. 22. To showcase great student work.
  23. 23. To engage social media.
  24. 24. To monitor student progress</li></li></ul><li>What products could you create?<br />Lesson plan bank <br />Project portfolio<br />Team wide lesson plans<br />Curriculum for a course <br />Peer edited paper <br />The seed for a research paper <br />Homework assignments<br /><ul><li>Curriculum across courses
  25. 25. Discussion board
  26. 26. A library of articles + web pages
  27. 27. A "live" syllabi
  28. 28. Place to showcase great students work
  29. 29. Group project space</li></li></ul><li>What topics would you engage with your wiki?<br />The evolution of music in the last decade<br />Lesson plans to improve students grammar<br />The Iraq War<br />Mammals of the pacific northwest<br />Critical thinking guide<br />Architecture in Chicago<br />Effective strategies to engage students in math. <br />Poetry during the 20th century<br />…<br />
  30. 30. Wiki in the Workplace<br />Q&A?<br />
  31. 31. Break up into 4 groups<br />Choose a wiki platform designed around the needs of<br />one of the following groups:<br />Nationally for faculty and staff<br />Local for faculty and staff<br />Locally for students<br />Nationally for students<br />Choose a scribe and a reporter.<br />
  32. 32. Brainstorm<br />Which platform are you going to use?<br />What would the purpose of your wiki be? <br />What tasks could you accomplish with this platform?<br />What products could you create from this platform? <br />What topic(s) would you engage with your wiki? <br />Who should be involved? <br />What is your timeline for the project? <br />
  33. 33. Roadmap<br />Introduction to wikis<br />Introduction to ‘Gateway Live!’<br />Group breakouts (Design your own wiki projects)<br />Report Back<br />
  34. 34. Report Back <br />?<br />
  35. 35. Gateway Live!<br />What content would you like the National Network make available on this platform? <br />What is the national networks timeline for opening this platform up?<br />What would motivate you to provide content on this platform? <br />
  36. 36. Integrating Social Learning 2.0 into Your Practice<br />Understanding Wiki’s<br />