Wiki - a tool for distributive writing

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Presentation on wikis to UKCLE e-learning seminar series, University College London, 1.11.07. Sheet of references also available.

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Wiki - a tool for distributive writing

  1. 1. Wiki – a tool for distributive writing Professor Paul Maharg Glasgow Graduate School of Law
  2. 2. social software…? <ul><li>Emphasises: </li></ul><ul><li>networks of meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed learning across the internet and other forms of knowledge representation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning at all levels </li></ul>
  3. 3. intermediate online education, 2006 <ul><li>Still focused on: </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations , ie LMSs, silos of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Products , ie handbooks, CDs, closely-guarded downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Content , ie modules, lock-step instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Snapshot assessment of taught content </li></ul>
  4. 4. social learning > 2010+ <ul><li>Focus shifts to: </li></ul><ul><li>Organisation has weak boundaries, strong presence through resource-based, integrated learning networks, with open access, eg MIT & OU open courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Focus not on static content but on web-based, aggregated content </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning as understanding & conversation, just-in-time learning </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of situated learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web 2.0 Michael Wesch, The Web is Us/ing Us
  6. 6. wikis…? <ul><li>Think of an online, dynamic encyclopaedia – Wikipedia, eg, or a developing set of definitions & documents </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for developing projects, developing knowledge, sharing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Can be edited, shared among a community of readers / clients -- private or public </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wikipedia
  8. 8. Jurispedia
  9. 11. examples... <ul><li>Planning a conference: </li></ul><ul><li>http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?Technoculture </li></ul><ul><li>Taking collaborative notes: </li></ul><ul><li>http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?CS430 </li></ul><ul><li>Staff collaborative writing: </li></ul><ul><li>http://careo.elearning.ubc.ca/wiki?CS430/Chapt12 </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate on an entire book : </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.eu.socialtext.net/codev2/index.cgi </li></ul>
  10. 12. how to edit a wiki? Lee Lefever, Wikis in Plain English
  11. 13. Transforming wiki
  12. 14. Transforming wiki
  13. 15. Transforming wiki
  14. 17. 0ther uses... e-portfolios + wikis <ul><li>Personal digital collection of information, reflection on learning and future plans </li></ul><ul><li>Records and demonstrates a person's learning, career, experience and achievements. </li></ul><ul><li>Belong to the learner - not the organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Populated by learner </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily concerned with supporting learning </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong and lifewide learning </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki can enable collaborative writing on the e-portfolio </li></ul>
  15. 19. Place of wikis in professional learning? <ul><li>Can be used if e-portfolio: </li></ul><ul><li>is a continuation of formal learning PDP through to CPD </li></ul><ul><li>is wholly electronic and wholly embedded in simulation learning activities and actual legal practice </li></ul><ul><li>contains annotated or collaborative text and video, graphics, animation, etc </li></ul><ul><li>draws information from personal, academic and CPD domains that is to be drafted & redrafted </li></ul><ul><li>evidences transactional learning and reflection </li></ul><ul><li>has assessment zones, personal zones, confidential zones </li></ul><ul><li>is wholly the responsibility of the learner-manager, under detailed professional guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>is under supervision by tutors, supervisors, training managers, regulatory bodies, etc </li></ul>
  16. 23. other uses... Wiki + blogs + RSS…? <ul><li>Online knowledge journals, largely chronological documents </li></ul><ul><li>Useful for a resource that ties together dynamic comms with static documents, eg journal entries, files, syndications from other blogs & newsreaders </li></ul><ul><li>Can be public or private </li></ul>
  17. 24. Syndicated blog postings...
  18. 26. Other uses... video in a wiki
  19. 27. contact details <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://zeugma.typepad.com </li></ul><ul><li>Book: www.transforming.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Address: Glasgow Graduate School of Law </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Hope Building </li></ul><ul><li>University of Strathclyde </li></ul><ul><li>141 St James’ Road </li></ul><ul><li>Glasgow G4 0LU </li></ul>

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