Presentation on theme: "No Limits: Building Professional Collaboration Through Wikis Amy Jaramillo and Sandy Johnson IDEAL NM eTeachers, eDevelopers, and eTeacher Trainers."— Presentation transcript:
No Limits: Building Professional Collaboration Through Wikis Amy Jaramillo and Sandy Johnson IDEAL NM eTeachers, eDevelopers, and eTeacher Trainers
Collaboration Collaboration can be challenging when you are working with 50 eTeachers statewide.
Forms of Communication Used IDEAL-NM leverages web conferencing, Wikis, Blogs, and E-mail to establish strong communication. The need to establish an avenue for eTeachers to collaborate, communicate, and share was evident.
Using Wikis PB Wiki Works is used to fill this need. A wiki is a very simple-to-use content management system. Wikis are designed to allow people to create and edit web pages without any knowledge of HTML.
The Power of a Wiki Wikis are notable for their ability to provide a common workspace where all can write, revise, edit, and share ideas.
Besides collaboration… Wikis allow writers to include images, animations and video to their pages.
Wiki Communities Some wikis are large communities that are linked together through a single website. These communities are sometimes called “wiki farms.” Wikia (gaming site with links to games, software, tip sheets, etc) and @Wiki (documents, password protected posts, RSS feeds) are examples of wiki farms.Wikia@Wiki
Comparison of 3 popular wikis Wiki Name> 25 members Privacy Option FreeEducational Focus Wikispaces
Specific Wikis Some wikis are “stand-alone” meaning the wiki covers a specific topic and the website was created just for that wiki. This is how IDEAL-NM uses their wiki space.
IDEAL NM fall2009eteachers Wikifall2009eteachers Wiki
Share-IDEAL-NM WikiSpaces To do a Comparison- http://www.wikimatrix.org/ http://www.wikimatrix.org/ IDEAL-NM PB Workspace https://idealnm- fall2009eteachers.pbworks.com/FrontPage