Open Educational Resources - Session #5

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Open Educational Resources - Session #5

  1. 1. Open Education Building resources for the open community MSL4206 Vanessa Camilleri
  2. 2. Outline • Brief Discussions – where are we so far? • Wikis in Education • Time on Task – Creating a Wiki? • Sharing – how to build a community of resources • Time on Task – Starting out a Wiki • Conclusion
  3. 3. A brief discussion • Take time to reflect – what has this unit been doing for you? • Post your reflections on your blog – share on Twitter #msl4206 • TIME ON TASK – 20mins • Take time to visit each other’s blogs and post your thoughts on the blog or twitter • TIME ON TASK – 10 mins
  4. 4. Wikis in Education
  5. 5. What is a Wiki? • WIKI – derived from the Hawaiian term ‘wiki-wiki’ meaning quick; • A website which encourages users to add and edit content; • Wikis are online writing spaces; • What is the difference between a blog and a wiki ?
  6. 6. What are the characteristics? • A Wiki promotes meaningful topic associations between different pages using hyperlinks; • A Wiki is founded on Web2.0 concepts of creation and collaboration as participants are actively involved in the online content creation;
  7. 7. Features? • Easy to use; • Free; • Keeps track of revision history and who makes the changes; • Can be set to public or private; • Is constantly under construction; • Collaboration is key
  8. 8. The Wiki features
  9. 9. How to use the Wiki? • Choose a Wiki service; • Sign up; • Create the Wiki by following the step-by- step instructions; • Use best practice.
  10. 10. Which Wiki Service? • Wikispaces • Pbworks
  11. 11. How to?
  12. 12. Best Practice? • Set the class culture; • Set up the Wiki rules – make these explicit; • Assign meaningful authentic experiences; • Provide instructions and allow time for practice;
  13. 13. Wikis in the Classroom • Using Wikis in the Classroom; • Tips for Teaching Wikis to Students;
  14. 14. Example uses 1. Create a collaborative dictionary (for languages); 2. Classroom website; 3. Learning journals; 4. Digital class book; • Digital glossary of terms used; • Notes on topics discussed; • Students peer edit information posted.
  15. 15. Example uses 1. E-portfolios of classwork; 2. Debate topics; 3. Collaborative projects;
  16. 16. Wikis in Education
  17. 17. Wikis in Education • Create; • Collaborate • Communicate; • Manage information
  18. 18. Wiki Examples
  19. 19. Issues & Concerns • “Open” editing – allows anyone to edit, alter or delete information; • Inappropriate content / vandalism might be a problem; • Safety concerns re students’ privacy issues; • Accuracy of information
  20. 20. Solutions • Decide the security levels for your Wiki; • Personal information such as full names and addresses should not be published; • Wikis should be monitored or moderated for accuracy or inappropriate content (assign responsibility); • Information that was modified or deleted can be restored
  21. 21. Introducing Wikis to students • Parents/students sign an AUP; • Materials should be supplied to parents explaining what a Wiki is and how it will be used; • Get parental permission; • Conduct at least one lesson on digital citizenship; • Outline netiquette guidelines
  22. 22. Time on Task • Choose a Wiki service; • Create a Wiki; • Decide on a topic/subject for the Wiki; • Assign a meaningful authentic activity and share it on #msl4206
  23. 23. Time on Task • Take time to go through various online resources; • Share links and sites over Twitter; • Visit each other’s Wikis; • View Subject/Topic and give advice to peers using MOODLE VLE Discussion forum;
  24. 24. Thank you Email: vanessa.camilleri@um.edu.mt Openness: the real act of working together BritneyRankin

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