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Wikis in higher ed


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A presentation on the use of wikis in a college classroom.

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Wikis in higher ed

  1. 1. A Web 2.0 technology that can enhance teaching and learning in the college classroom Telma Sullivan October 19, 2010
  2. 2. Wikis
  3. 3. Let’s Wiki! <ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>define wiki </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>explain how faculty and students can use wikis in Higher Ed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide examples of wikis and resources for further reading </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is a Wiki? <ul><li>Collaborative website where author and audience publish and edit content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast and easy web presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussions are community centric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments are product centric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public, Protected or Private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hawaiian word ‘Wikiwiki’ = hurry or quick </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Features of Wikis Navigation History & Discussion Links to files, websites, images, media or widgets
  6. 6. Advantages of using Wikis Create Publish Comment Converse Edit Review Sharing Collaborate
  7. 7. Wikis in the college classroom Group assignments <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-reading assignments </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection journals on writing, reading, projects </li></ul><ul><li>Lab Reports </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-review assignments, writing, projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Research Coordination and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary for a specific field </li></ul><ul><li>Annotated bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum development </li></ul><ul><li>E-Portfolios </li></ul><ul><li>Departamental portfolio (accreditation) </li></ul><ul><li>Research Coordination and Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Committee meeting records </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Base or Help pages </li></ul><ul><li>Conference planning </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Training and Support </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki textbooks </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Examples </li></ul>
  9. 9. Journalism class – Collaborative writing,_Paul
  10. 10. San Diego State University – Course Design Institute /
  11. 11. University of Connecticut Libraries Staff http://
  12. 12. Resources <ul><li>Briggs, Linda L. (2008). “The Power of Wikis in Higher Ed”. Web. 17 Oct. 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Common Craft. &quot;Wikis in Plain English.&quot; Web. 17 Oct. 2010. <>. A short and concise introduction to wikis (3:52) produced by Lee Lefever for The Common Craft Show. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Wikis, Articles and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Farkas, Meredith. “ Wiki: the ultimate tool for online collaboration.” Webcast. Web. 17 Oct. 2010 <> A SirsiDynix Institute webcast on wikis. </li></ul><ul><li>Fountain, Renee. (2005). Wiki pedagogy, Dossiers technopedagogiques (Dossiers pratiques) . Retrieved March 20, 2007, from . - &quot;This article endeavours to denote and promote pedagogical experimentations concerning a Free/Open technology called a &quot;Wiki&quot;. An intensely simple, accessible and collaborative hypertext tool Wiki software challenges and complexifies traditional notions of - as well as access to - authorship, editing, and publishing. Usurping official authorizing practices in the public domain poses fundamental - if not radical - questions for both academic theory and pedagogical practice.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Interview: The State of Wikis in Education.&quot; Future Changes . Web. 18 Oct. 2010. <>.An interview with author, Stewart Mader, conducted by a student for a course project. Many great ideas for use in education, as well as, helpful links. </li></ul><ul><li>Lamb, Brian. &quot;Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not.&quot; EDUCAUSEReview 39. Web. 17 Oct. 2010. <>. A must-read for anyone thinking about how to use a wiki in education. It’s one of the seminal works in this area. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;TeachersFirst: Wiki Walk-Through: The Basics.&quot; Untitled Document . Web. 18 Oct. 2010. <>. A great tutorial about what a wiki is, why to use wikis in education, and how to use wikis in education. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Washington. “Sandbox: Wikis, examples of wikis in higher ed”.Web. 17 Oct. 2010. <> </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipatterns. Web. 17 Oct. 2010.<>This site contains a directory of patterns and anti-patterns, and a guide to major stages of wiki adoption, strategies for growing wiki use in various ways. </li></ul><ul><li>The Wiki Way. Rachel Boyd. Web. 17 Oct. 2010. <> Workshop notes and presentation. </li></ul>