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1 Building Community Online, Part 3: Wikis for Collaborative Knowledge Micah Orloff May 1, 2008 For audio call Toll Free and use PIN/code

2 Housekeeping Maximize your CCC Confer window. Mute your phone (*6) if you have visitors or noise in your office. Please note phone audio may be in presenter-only mode. Ask questions over the phone when the presenter prompts. Ask questions throughout presentation via the chat window. Polling feature (Yes/No) Turn on or off Closed Captioning by clicking on the icon. Save the presentation or chat by clicking on the icon.

3 Wiki in Education Agenda Overview Uses in Education Challenges/Concerns Resources Lets Wiki

4 What is Wiki? web pages designed to allow multiple users contribute to the pages

5 Wiki & Web 2.0 Debate on definition – Web 2.0 refers to the improvements of the way the web is use Key principles of web 2.0 applications: Web as a platform Collaborative/participatory nature Ease of learning curve by end-users Image source:

6 Common Wiki Characteristics Open Incremental Organic Precise Universal Observable Interactive Collaborative Requires Trust Adapted from Ward Cunninghams Wiki Design Principles:

7 Wikipedia.org Fusion of words wiki and encyclopedia Community developed reference site 2,354,668 articles in English 10,000,000 articles in more than 250 languages 75,000 active contributors 684 million visitors annually Does not require special credentials to edit

8 Uses in Education Simple website creation Project development Group authoring Project tracking Presentations

9 Easy Website Creation Faculty –Creating course information (syllabus, policies, FAQs)syllabus –Create instructional pages (lectures, activities, training)training Student –Create student websites

10 Individual Project Development Centralized Production Peer review Simple version management

11 Group Authoring Traditional – –Versioning issues –Limits collaboration TraditionalWiki –Organizes evolution –Centralized –Promotes collaboration

12 Presentations Replaces presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote) Centralized Example: By Brian Lamb of Univ. of British Columbia

13 Courses/Projects Using Wiki Rheingolds Participatory Media Literacy https://www.socialtext.net/medialiteracy/index.cgi https://www.socialtext.net/medialiteracy/index.cgi Davis and Lindsays Flat Classroom Project Schachts Collaborative Writing Project p/Main_Page p/Main_Page

14 Challenges/ Concerns Freebies: not public service Authority of content Trust Copyright/Licensing Security Technology adoption cycle Image source:

15 How Can I Get One? Free hosts (ad supported) Service Plans available for more features and support In House

16 Additional Resources Lee Lefevers Wikis in Plain English video Ward Cunninghams Wiki Principles Ways to use Wiki in Education

17 Lets Wiki! Q & A Create pbwiki demo Visit Add question or comment using Edit and Invite Key

18 Evaluation Survey Link

19 Upcoming/Archived Seminars For upcoming desktop seminars and links to recently archived seminars, check Web site at:

20 Thanks for Attending For information trainings go to:


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