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Wiki Presentation

  1. 1. Wiki’s
  2. 2. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>A wiki is a collection of web pages which are created on the internet or more commonly on a business intranet as a fast way for employees to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki can be accessed by anyone and users can contribute and change any information that has been posted. </li></ul><ul><li>A wiki is like a discussion board, social software and a place where people can become involved and communicate </li></ul><ul><li>(Cunningham & Leuf) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The role of our BLOG <ul><li>The blog allowed us to share our information </li></ul><ul><li>We could respond to each others posts from our own P.C.’s </li></ul><ul><li>We could attach links and pictures to share our information </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. What does Wiki mean? <ul><li>Wiki is a Hawaiian word which means ‘fast’ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who created the Wiki? <ul><li>Ward Cunningham was the inventor of the first Wiki page. </li></ul><ul><li>He once travelled to Honolulu International Airport and remembered somebody telling him to take the “Wiki Wiki” shuttle bus to his hotel – meaning “fast shuttle bus” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Types of Wiki’s <ul><li>There are millions of Wikis available to users on the web ranging in a wide variety of subjects, topics and information. </li></ul><ul><li>Other well known wikis are: </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikiquote, LyricWiki and Mediiwiki. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wikipedia <ul><li>Wikipedia is the most commonly used Wiki in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia is a free online encyclopaedia available in range of languages which is supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia has over 12 million articles posted on the site which have collaboratively been written by volunteers from around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost any of these 12 million articles posted can be edited by anybody who goes on the Wikipedia website. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Definition of a BLOG according to WIKIPEDIA <ul><li>A blog is a type of website , usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. &quot;Blog&quot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog . </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /wiki/Blog </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wikipedia <ul><li>Wikipedia was created by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger and was initially created as a side project for Nupedia (now closed down) which was an English web based encyclopaedia. </li></ul>
  10. 10. WIKI VS BLOG <ul><li>WIKI </li></ul><ul><li>Information can by edited by anyone </li></ul><ul><li>Can be viewed by anyone </li></ul><ul><li>More formal than a blog (not conversation like) </li></ul><ul><li>BLOG </li></ul><ul><li>Only the creators of a blog can edit their information. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can view a blog and post comments in response to information </li></ul><ul><li>Less formal than a wiki, more like an on-going conversation </li></ul>
  11. 11. Wikipedia: Images we attached to our BLOG
  12. 12. How does a Wiki work? <ul><li>A wiki is a combination of a CGI script and a collection of plain text files that allows users to create Web Pages. </li></ul><ul><li>All it takes to view a Wiki is a connection to the Internet and a Web browser. </li></ul>
  13. 13. How does a Wiki work? <ul><li>Click wiki pages “edit” link </li></ul><ul><li>The script will send the raw text file to your browser in an editable form – allowing you to modify the content on the page </li></ul><ul><li>Pressing the save button sends the modified text back to the wiki server, </li></ul><ul><li>This will replace the existing text file with your changed version for all to see. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cons of Wiki’s? <ul><li>Because any registered user can edit the content of a wiki (add to, edit, and delete material) the reliability of wikis as credible facts and information is decreased </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing users to manipulate information carries risks such as false information being listed </li></ul><ul><li>This is a reason why Universities do not allow Wiki’s such as Wikipedia to be used as reference material </li></ul><ul><li>– the information is not credible </li></ul>
  15. 15. Cons of Wiki’s? <ul><li>Most Wikis are monitored and all changes can be viewed in the “recent changes” tab to a specific page. </li></ul><ul><li>This will list the edits and changes made by users as well as the revision history. </li></ul><ul><li>If an editor does not accept edited changes to a wiki page then they can look at the history and restore the page to its previous revision. </li></ul>
  16. 16. How do we use Wiki’s for teaching? <ul><li>In particular wiki’s are being used for common practices in schools such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student journaling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative knowledge base </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research co-ordination and collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curricular and cross-disciplinary co-ordination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conference and web site co-ordination       </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. How do we use Wiki’s for teaching? <ul><li>The benefits of using Wiki’s for students are the ability to have other modes of submission </li></ul><ul><li>A student can hand in an assignment electronically from home and can also interact with other students which is an advantage for group assignments. </li></ul>
  18. 18. VU and Wiki’s <ul><li>WebCT is like a Wiki for VU students </li></ul><ul><li>It allows VU students to submit assignments online, communicate with other students on discussion boards and access assignment sheets and information online </li></ul>
  19. 19. Why use Wiki’s in a classroom? <ul><li>A higher rate of interactivity between teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>A more simple way to access resources and with this a variety in resources </li></ul><ul><li>A practical option for working on group assignments </li></ul><ul><li>A lower rate in students becoming distracted and developing loss in concentration </li></ul>
  20. 20. Turning lemons into lemonade <ul><li>VU online journal that describes how a group of preservice teachers in America streamed educational videos online using ‘youtube’ and ‘teachertube’ for there students so that everyone could be involved and the lesson being learnt was fun and different. </li></ul>
  21. 21. References <ul><li>Cunningham, W, Leuf, B, The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web, Addison-Wesly, Boston, 2001 p.15 </li></ul><ul><li>Dreon, O, Dietrich, N, 2009, “Turning lemons into lemonade: teaching assistive technology through wikis and embedded video” Library Journal, viewed 21 st April 2009, retrieved from Academic Search Premier. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia – </li></ul>