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Session 5 “Wikis” an Introduction :

Session 5 “Wikis” an Introduction This workshop is licensed under a Creative Commons License . You should hear audio narration

What you will learn:

What you will learn What a wiki is-- What wikis are good for, and not so good for-- BRIEFLY view some wikis-- Tips on developing a successful wiki--

What is a wiki?:

What is a wiki? Allows people to collaboratively develop a website without any computer programming knowledge Wiki = quick (in Hawaiian) All community members can ‘add to’ or ‘edit’ the work of others--improving it each time.

Wiki background:

Wiki background Ward Cunningham Wikipedia Conference wikis, fan wikis, wiki knowledgebases

Tabula Rasa:

Tabula Rasa Starts as a blank slate Pages are created and connected by hyperlinks No ownership of pages; anyone can change the work of others

Wiki components:

Wiki components

Discussion area for each page:

Discussion area for each page

The most powerful part:

The most powerful part

List of changes made to all pages:

List of changes made to all pages

PowerPoint Presentation:

Click here http://www.teachersfirst.com/content/wiki/

Wikis vs. Blogs:

Wikis vs. Blogs No one owns content No specific organization (hyperlinks) Anyone can edit other people’s work A person owns their post Organized in reverse chron. order Only author can edit their own work (others can comment)

Why wiki?:

Why wiki? Easy to use Web-based Anyone can make changes Easily searched Many free and open-source wikis Flexible

Why not wiki?:

Why not wiki? Too open (trust issues) Concerns about ownership of content Disorganized Vandalism and spam

Wikis in Practice:

Wikis in Practice

How libraries can use wikis with their patrons:

How libraries can use wikis with their patrons Community wiki Subject guide wiki Wiki as a website

Community wiki:

Community wiki http://daviswiki.org /

Wiki as courseware:

Wiki as courseware

How schools can use wikis:

How schools can use wikis Staff Intranet Collaborative document editing School Guidebooks Collaboratively-developed manual Planning space for professional development Knowledgebase for ‘Institutional Memory’

Collaboratively-developed manual:

Collaboratively-developed manual http://universitywikinodewiki.wikia.com/wiki/Antioch_University_New_England_Library_Staff_Training_and_Support_Wiki

Collective Intelligence:

Collective Intelligence http://www.libsuccess.org/

Planning space for conferences:

Planning space for conferences http://wikimania2006.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

PowerPoint Presentation:

“Wiki Collaboration Across the Curriculum” Wiki Background Why students need to know how to wiki A brief overview of the active portion of this project The pedagogical use of wikis in the classroom Wiki assessment strategies Common questions from school administrators Show Notes Video -30 minutes Wiki Grading Rubric Components of an effective Web 2.0 Classroom

Wiki Tips:

Wiki Tips How to develop and maintain a successful wiki

Wiki Tips: Software:

Wiki Tips: Software Do you want your wiki hosted? Wiki Farms Easier if you don’t have a server or don’t know what you’re doing Examples: PBWiki , WetPaint , WikiSpaces Do you want to install the software on your own server? More software options this way More control Maintenance burden is on you Examples: MediaWiki , PmWiki , Twiki

Things to consider:

Things to consider Programming language Ease of installation Security Permissioning Spam prevention Ease of use Cost

Things to consider (cont’d):

Things to consider (cont’d) Syntax Version control Ability to hold discussions RSS Ability to change look For help choosing software, check out the Wiki Matrix ( http://www.wikimatrix.org/ ).

Wiki management:

Wiki management Seeding the wiki Documentation Policies Marketing Dealing with spam

PowerPoint Presentation:

PresentationVideo (around 60 minutes and takes a while to open, so be patient) http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=53 Supporting Links http://wikiwhileyouwork.wikispaces.com/


REFERENCES http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=38 http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=53 http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/seminar_page.php?sid=66

Additional Reading and Resources:

Additional Reading and Resources How to set up a wiki using PBWiki . (For educators start in the middle of the presentation where Starr Hoffman begins her portion. Librarians may want to start at the beginning with Chad) http://www.opal-online.org/5weekswikis20070301.htm The actual slideshow w/o audio narration can be accessed here: http://www.opal-online.org/5weeksHoffman_files/slide0011.htm

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