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Wikis : 

Wikis Building Collaboration Into Your Online Class Michael Edwards, September 7, 2010

What is a wiki? : 

What is a wiki? Wikis in Plain Englishhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY

IN SIMPLEST TERMS: : 

IN SIMPLEST TERMS: A wiki is a website that anyone* can edit. *Anyone = approved members of the wiki

Slide 5: 

EDIT BUTTON

Slide 6: 

Page content can now be edited.

Common features of most Wiki platforms : 

Common features of most Wiki platforms Easy to edit. No coding required. “WYSIWYG” editors

Common features of most Wiki platforms : 

Common features of most Wiki platforms Tracking/History of edits to see who changed what

Common features of most Wiki platforms : 

Common features of most Wiki platforms Easily include media from elsewhere (Images, Attach files, Embed YouTube/etc.)

So what does that give us? : 

So what does that give us?

Easy Collaboration! : 

Easy Collaboration!

Slide 12: 

“But wait, why should I care about fancy online tools like Wikis?”

“Good teaching is good teaching.” : 

“Good teaching is good teaching.” - Lawrence C. Ragan, Penn State U.

If I may put you on the spot… : 

If I may put you on the spot…

What is good teaching? : 

What is good teaching?

Good teaching… : 

Good teaching… Encourages interaction between instructor and student. Encourages interaction & collaboration between students.

Good teaching… : 

Good teaching… Uses active learning techniques Gives prompt feedback

Good teaching… : 

Good teaching… Emphasizes time on task Communicates high expectations Respects diversity (of talents, experiences, and ways of learning) Source: http://www.westga.edu/~distance/webct/facultymanual/AfacCommun.html

The Problem : 

The Problem Assertion: The first things to disappear in many online classes are interaction and active learning. Danger: “online” = correspondence course?

Passive Learning in the Classroom : 

Passive Learning in the Classroom

Passive Learning Online : 

Passive Learning Online

Solutions to loss of interaction : 

Solutions to loss of interaction Collaborative Learning Interaction, discussion, access to instructor and peers. Situational Learning Simulations, scenario-based learning, case studies. Active Learning Role-playing, debate, cooperation, response, activity.

How Could A Wiki Be Used For Collaboration? : 

How Could A Wiki Be Used For Collaboration?

How could I use a wiki? : 

How could I use a wiki? Collaborative Project / Case Study Role-playing, group work Resource Collection Annotated links, article summaries Knowledge Building / Concept Mapping Mini-wikipedias!

Examples : 

Examples Collaborative Group Project https://sites.google.com/site/bhs133section01groups16/ Resource Gathering / Knowledge Building https://sites.google.com/site/cde121teachingonline/

What students need… : 

What students need… Start simple Early/easy assignment to get feet wet Provide clear expectations Connect directly to course objectives Provide feedback early and often

Why You Win : 

Why You Win Process + product options for assessment Secretly get your students to do all the work (this can be a win for them too, actually) Promote a sense of community Easily include rich media Organize a group project on one site instead of across tons of emails.

Why Students Win : 

Why Students Win See how a project comes together over time Chance to demonstrate teamwork, professionalism, collaboration See how other groups did their work Learning beyond the textbook or powerpoint.

Where can I create a Wiki? : 

Where can I create a Wiki? Google Sites: http://sites.google.com My personal favorite. PBWiki: http://www.pbwiki.com Wikispaces: http://www.wikispaces.com More…! (Just google it)

This stuff is free, right? : 

This stuff is free, right? Yes and no. The tools are freely available (usually). Costs: Time for planning/development Time for training Time for students to get used to using the tools Iterations to improve on your activity design and delivery.

Recap : 

Recap Wikis are versatile, editable websites Great for collaboration / group work Active learning and collaborative work can make an online course more engaging Using online tools requires a time investment Students need to be eased into use of these tools

Any questions? : 

Any questions?

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