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Wiki In Education

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Wiki In Education

  1. 1. Wiki in Education<br />Suryaveer Singh<br />UNESCO Innovation in ICT in Education Award 2008 <br />S. D. Public School, <br />BU, Pitampura, Delhi – 88 <br />
  2. 2. Learning?<br /> “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.”<br />– Albert Einstein  <br />
  3. 3. Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised)<br />Higher-Level <br />Thinking<br />Wiki – Collaboration<br />Web 2.0<br />Lower-level <br />Thinking<br />Web 1.0<br />
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  5. 5. “Old wine in a Bottle”<br />
  6. 6. Wikis in Education<br /> Why Use a Wiki? <br /> How to Use Wikis?<br /> Benefits of Wikis. <br /> Educational applications.<br />What is a Wiki?<br />
  7. 7. What is a Wiki?<br />A wiki is online writing space where Anyone with rights can edit any text, add their thoughts or correct mistakes in the wiki page like we do in a word document . <br />Thus wiki enables fast and easy collaboration.<br />Ward Cunningham<br />(Creator of wiki)<br />
  8. 8. What?<br /><ul><li> A collaborative tool</li></ul>Wikis in Plain English<br /> by Common Craft<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY<br />
  9. 9. Characteristics of wiki<br />Easy Editing: Wikis can be used like other word documents. (WYSIWYG)<br />Multimodal: It may contain images, embedded videos, and links to external websites. <br />The collaborative encyclopedia ‘Wikipedia’ is one of the best-known large scale wikis.<br />
  10. 10. Characteristics of wiki<br />Wiki also allows you to constantly monitor the changes done by members in the wiki. <br />Openness: you can allow only members to edit page. <br />Evolving: A wiki is continuously “under revision” once its goes under active collaboration. <br />No “authors” but many contributors and editors. <br />
  11. 11. Wikis in Education<br /> What is a Wiki?<br /> Why Use a Wiki? <br /> How to Use Wikis?<br /> Benefits of Wikis. <br /> Educational applications.<br />Why use a Wiki?<br />
  12. 12. Why Use a Wiki?<br />As Cooperative and Collaborative tool it engages learners with each other<br />This leads to positive interdependence of group members, <br />Individual accountability, <br />Peer interaction and group work.<br />As Constructivist tool it allows learners to actively create and construct their own knowledge.<br />
  13. 13. Wikis in Education<br /> What is a Wiki?<br /> Why Use a Wiki? <br /> How to Use Wikis?<br /> Benefits of Wikis. <br /> Educational applications.<br />How to use Wikis?<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>Wikispaces</li></ul>http://www.wikispaces.com/site/for/teachers<br /><ul><li>PBworks</li></ul>http://pbworks.com/academic.wiki<br /><ul><li>Wetpaint</li></ul>http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/<br />Compare wiki services at: http://www.wikimatrix.org/<br /><ul><li>Choose a wiki service</li></ul>How?<br />
  15. 15. <ul><li>Create a wiki</li></ul>How?<br /><ul><li>Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com/site/tour#introduction
  16. 16. PBWorks: http://pbworks.com/content/supportcenter
  17. 17. Wetpaint: http://www.wetpaintcentral.com/page/FAQ</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Assign meaningful, authentic activities
  18. 18. Post wiki Etiquettes.
  19. 19. Develop a culture of trust.
  20. 20. Set up wiki rules.
  21. 21. Provide instructions and allow for practice.
  22. 22. Best Practices</li></ul>How?<br /> Source: Barbara Blog : itcboisestate.wordpress.com<br />
  23. 23. Wikis in Education<br /> What is a Wiki?<br /> Why Use a Wiki? <br /> How to Use Wikis?<br /> Benefits of Wikis. <br /> Educational applications.<br />Benefits of Wikis?<br />
  24. 24. Benefits for students<br />Develop research projects and document their work at one single place.<br />Add summaries of their thoughts from the prescribed readings.<br />Publishing course resources like syllabi and handouts, and students can edit and comment on these directly for all to see.<br />Use it to map concepts. <br />Brainstorming<br />Linked network of resources.<br />Presentation tool <br />Strengthen writing skills<br />
  25. 25. Benefits for Teachers<br />Facilitate a classroom project and follow the group progress through wiki.<br />Use it to post homework assignments and organize schedules<br />Collaboratewith an international classroom or other teachers for devising appropriate strategies.<br />Classroom discussion and feedback.<br />Knowledge base, enabling them to share reflections and thoughts.<br />
  26. 26. Wikis in Education<br /> What is a Wiki?<br /> Why Use a Wiki? <br /> How to Use Wikis?<br /> Benefits of Wikis. <br /> Educational applications.<br />Educational Applications.<br />
  27. 27. Types of Wiki<br />Classroom Wiki<br />Global Wiki<br />Professional Wiki<br />
  28. 28. Concerns<br />Wiki “vandalism”.<br />Student privacy issues for public wikis.<br />No concurrent editing of a page.<br />Combating “copy and paste”.<br />Limited access to computers can be a deterrent.<br />Some schools block or filter wikis.<br />
  29. 29. References<br />Common Craft. (2007, May 29). Wikis in plain English. Retrieved September 22 , 2009, from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY<br />Davis, V. A. (2006, October 12). The web 2.0 classroom. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from K12 Online Conference: http://k12online.wm.edu/Web20classroom.pdf<br />Davis, V. A. (2007). Wikis in the classroom. Retrieved September 22, 2009, from SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/coolcatteacher/wikis-in-the-classroom<br />Wiki. (2009). Retrieved September 22, 2009, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki<br />Parker, K. R., & Chao, J. T. (2007). Wiki as a teaching tool. Interdisciplinary Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects, 3, 57-72.<br />Barbara blog: http://itcboisestate.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/10-best-practices-for-using-wikis-in-education<br />Images have been taken from various websites, they belong to them.<br />
  30. 30. Happy Wiki-ing! <br />Thank You<br />

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