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Wikis and Learning – 60 Resources

Tony Karrer

I’m involved in several discussions around how to use Wikis as part of learning solutions. So, of course, I went to eLearning Learning and I looked at Wiki , Collaborative Learning with Wikis , Wikis and eLearning 2.0 , Wikis Corporate eLearning , Social Learning with Wikis , Wiki Security and a few others. Here’s some of what I found: Why a Wiki? Experiencing eLearning , July 27, 2009 Wikis at Work - eLearning Technology , February 25, 2007 Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage , May 4, 2009 Blog or Wiki?

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eLearning Tools - Wikis, Blogs and More

Tony Karrer

Found via Donald Clark - Business Week article - The Wiki Workplace that discusses use of Wikis and Blogs and particularly their use. At Xerox, Chief Technology Officer Sophie VanDebroek turned the process inside out by setting up a wiki that would allow researchers in the R&D group to define collaboratively the company's technology strategy. Wikis, blogs, and other tools will arrive in the workplace whether companies are ready or not, as younger employees tend to develop their own self-organized networks that cut across traditional corporate divisions.

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Thoughts about 2006 and Predictions for 2007

Kapp Notes

What are the biggest challenges for you/us as head into 2007? What are your predictions for 2007? What do you see as the biggest challenges for 2007? that is professional and personnel) What are your predictions for 2007? Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning will be released in April of 2007. The Learning Circuits Blog Question for December has been posted.

Implementation: Evaluating Collaboration

Kapp Notes

According to many sources, less than 1% of the people who visit blogs or wikis actually contribute or collaborate with the author of the wiki or blog. One of the goals of Web 2.0 and other technologies is to foster collaboration. But, there seems to be an issue with how many people actually collaborate. This is called the 1% rule. One of the major issues with collaboration in an academic or even a corporate setting is determining how to evaluate each individual's contribution to the overall collaboration. How do you ensure equal participation?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: I Heart My Wiki

Learning Visions

Friday, July 06, 2007 I Heart My Wiki I have finally thrown myself into the wiki waters. The kickoff meeting agenda and notes went in the wiki. Interview transcripts go in the wiki. Notes from conversations with staff members go in the wiki. Brainstorms and project ideas go in the wiki. You might even say its being written by the wiki.

Wikis at Work

Tony Karrer

Found via Big Dog Little Dog - It's information collaboration - discusses the use of Wikis within organizations. Some of the points it makes: Gartner predicts that by 2009 half of companies worldwide will be using wikis Examples of use Acronyms and industry terminology, best sales practices, case studies, client information, meeting minutes. Certainly, I've been finding that Wikis are a really great replacement for stuff that we've previously done as web pages or using Robo Info/Help. Just makes updates that much easier. In fact, it's probably Vista's biggest benefit

The changing Web

Learning with e's

My own students create a lot of their own content during their study, usually in the form of podcasts, videos, wiki and blog content, and are encouraged to share these publicly online to gain additional feedback. It truly is the ‘architecture of participation’ (Barsky and Purdon, 2006) and demands active engagement as a natural part of its character (Kamel Boulos and Wheeler, 2007).

Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks Presentation Materials

Kapp Notes

Here are the handouts and the slides for the presentation that I did on Wikis, Blogs and Social Networks. It was a fun, hands on presentation where many of the attendees had a chance to create a blog and a wiki. This session esd conducted at the Training 2007 Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Thanks for contributing to a great session.

The survival of higher education (3): The Social Web

Learning with e's

Around 2007 we started using blogs to support several of our student teacher groups that were geographically dispersed across the South of England. One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. The biggest problem they identified was a lack of time, and most agreed that the wiki activities actually made more work for them.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

It is literally the ‘ architecture of participation ’ (O''Reilly, 2004; Barsky and Purdon, 2006) and demands active engagement as a natural facet of its character (Kamel Boulos and Wheeler, 2007). One of the most popular and easy to use tools in the wiki – a shared website which anyone can edit. We therefore designed a number of activities for the wiki. wiki YouTube

Tips on Developing a Wiki Community

Tony Karrer

Found via Stephen Downes - Tips On Developing A Wiki Community

Conference Wiki Examples

Tony Karrer

Someone asked me for an example of a conference using a Wiki both for organizers during planning, evaluating proposed sessions, etc. Certainly we did parts of this for Corporate Learning Trends 2007. Likely the Wiki would be much better for something larger. and for attendees with session pages, participant lists, that kind of stuff. It was more aimed at the attendee side. I can say that this made pulling things together for the conference significantly easier. For planning this year, we relied on Google Docs and Google Spreadsheets as the primary tools.

Wiki Research

eLearning Blender

Through my research into Wiki implementations in corporate settings I have found that there is just not a lot of info out there. I am having a hard time finding good and bad examples of Wiki implementations and how they are best used in corporate settings. have found a few blog posts regarding Wikis in corporate settings but overall I am going at this blind. I am assuming this is because Wikis are not being used in many corporate settings at this point and there are not many people with this type of experience.

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Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS

Tony Karrer

Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSSAs background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 tools. immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below. Are there other good introductory resources? How about for blogs?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit

Learning Visions

Tuesday, May 01, 2007 Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit I want to incorporate a reading list for the next level of the 30-minute masters (taking a crash course in Instructional Design). Perhaps we just include this in the wiki and the informal learners can go off and do their own research (because we learn best by doing, right?). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. This would be for those who want to take their own learning to the next level. list of important books, key terminology, basic theory. Amen, Cammy.

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Wiki Traffic - What Gets Visited on Wikipedia

Tony Karrer

million articles and received 43 million unique visitors from the US in January 2007. This also suggests something about using Wikis for content that we create. While our workers/learners/users will likely use the content sometimes in the reference look-up, it is likely that they will find the content because of it being appropriately indexed both locally (by the Wiki) and within the intranet/extranet/web search engines. Interesting article - What is Popular on Wikipedia and Why? Excerpts rom the introduction - Wikipedia 's English version has more than 1.6

My History of Live Blogged Notes

Experiencing eLearning

These posts go back to 2007, so some of the content and references are dated. Wikis for Improving Productivity. Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why? Wikis & Emerging Web 2.0 E-Learning Communities. Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities. Generally newer posts are at the top of each category. World. Synchronous Learning.

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We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

It's obvious that a Wiki would be a great help in my organization. A few years ago we started using SharePoint and now we are SharePoint junkies. believe a Wiki would be a great addition to our systems so that it is easier to access commonly needed information quickly. So, we know we need a Wiki. Here is what I have identified as our options: SharePoint Wiki – SharePoint 07 offers some basic Wiki options that would probably satisfy our needs. At this point I am leaning towards a free hosted solution that will let us get started and prove the value of a Wiki.

K-12 Blogging, Wiki and Social Bookmarking Resources

Tony Karrer

Someone who attended my session asked about free resources to use in K-12 settings. I'm really not familiar with this space. Can anyone point her in the right direction

How Wikipedia Works and Wikis in the Enterprise - HBS

Tony Karrer

At the bottom of the article, the author interviews Andrew about the use of Wikis in the enterprise. But an encyclopedia is only one of the things you can build with wiki technology. In my experience, Wikis often start (and sometimes end) as an easier-to-use replacement for simple web publishing (an intranet that's easy-to-edit). The new way is to use a Wiki and just click the edit button. My strong belief is that: Anytime you think about creating a web page, you should probably think whether it wouldn't be better to make it a Wiki. But it is still easier.

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

wanted to go back and figure out what things really struck me during 2007. And this experience kept coming all during the year with Wikis, and more ( Incredibly Cool! We had discussed Wikis, Blogs and were embarking on Second Life. The Big Question is back. December Big Question - What did you learn about learning? I'm going after this just a little bit different. Help Needed!

Learning and Networking with a Blog (Deleted Scenes)

Tony Karrer

IBM, well-known for fostering blogs and Wikis, has established guidelines that provide a good model: [link] Common Questions and Issues around Blogging There are a few questions that commonly come up around blogging: What should I write about? My article in Training + Development Magazine was just published - Learning and Networking with a Blog. You must launch the reader and then go to page 20 to find the article. Unfortunately, a couple of things got cut between the final edits from T+D and when it was published. Then subscribe to blogs. By being interested, you will be interesting.

Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools

Tony Karrer

One thing I would say is that I would expect that we'll see adoption of Wiki tools a lot more - but many of the uses will be more as a replacement of web page creation than as a eLearning 2.0 For an upcoming panel session that will be looking at where eLearning is going, I was trying to get a ballpark sense of how much eLearning is being done with various tools as an indicator of where we stand in terms of adoption of eLearning 1.0, 1.3 and 2.0. Heidi Fisk suggested I look at the eLearningGuild research reports. For example, I've not included use of software simulation tools, etc.

SCORM Compiant WIKI - Xerceo

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Xerceo is a new WIKI that just hit my inbox. I've been thinking about this type of editable "course" ever since my first introduction to wikis. I'm guessing each wiki page is like a learning object that is tagged. So, I've had no time to use it and therefore this is NOT a review. Its the concept that interests me. However, its been a tough nut to crack. I am happy to see that someone has taken the first shot at a commercial product to do this. But I'm sure this is something we will begin to see in the open source products soon as well. don't know. don't know.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. Biggest challenges for 2007? could answer this as the biggest challenges for Learning Professionals generally, and maybe I'll come back and do that, but for now, let me just write what I see as some of my bigger challenges in 2007. found several very high quality developers at several levels in 2007. This continues to be a challenge, but I'm way ahead of where I was starting 2007. This is probably my biggest failure for 2007. What are your predictions for 2007? Still not sure.

One more time: what's the difference between a blog and a wiki?

Clive on Learning

Here in Boston I attended Brent Schenkler's excellent talk on blogs v wikis. She said she wasn't at allclear about the difference between a blog and a wiki. wiki , on the other hand, is a collective space for objectivising knowledge (or at least information). In fact, because the terms 'blog' and 'wiki' can put some people off, I sometimes substitute the terms 'learning journal' and 'learning archive' (something you can easily do in Moodle, which I've been using). Brent asked if anyone needed a clarification of the terms but no-one put their hand up.

A seal of approval for wikis

Learning Rocks

has endorsed the use of wikis, according to a press releasey email from Wikispaces. It seems the wiki is working out well: Participants in events can add their reports, we can embed video, and also take in a feed from the chief executive of the RSA, Matthew Taylor. One day all organisations will see and harness the levelling power of wikis as shared workspaces. tools news wikisThe venerable RSA , the UK Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (how'd they fit all that in to 'A'?)

A seal of approval for wikis

Learning Rocks

has endorsed the use of wikis, according to a press releasey email from Wikispaces. It seems the wiki is working out well: Participants in events can add their reports, we can embed video, and also take in a feed from the chief executive of the RSA, Matthew Taylor. One day all organisations will see and harness the levelling power of wikis as shared workspaces. Tags: tools news wikis The venerable RSA , the UK Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (how'd they fit all that in to 'A'?)

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 20, 2007 My Objection to Learning Objectives After reading this post, you will be able to: Explain two of the reasons why Cammy Bean doesnt like learning objectives Explain your own view of learning objectives Develop an alternative approach to listing learning objectives in your next eLearning course Introduction I hate writing learning objectives. I see the value. I do.

New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

don't need no stinkin' blog! , Jim Lee tells us: Now let me go on record to say that I do believe that both blogs and wikis have some valueâ€"just not business valueâ€"at least not yet. There's some conversation going on around whether blogs provide value in the Enterprise. In Blog? He asks WIIFM and for the reader and doesn't feel there's value. Jack Vinson responds with Do blogs fit in the enterprise? and has a lot of really good points around blogging. His post is definitely worth reading and thinking about. For example: People want to blog in enterprises. But what is interesting?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Job Description

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 31, 2007 My Job Description I work at a small e-Learning company, which means I play lots of different roles. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. My job title is Manager of Instructional Design. And yet, on a day to day basis (at least lately) I do very little of that. Havent designed an interactive exercise in ages.

The Good, the Blog and the Wiki

Learning with e's

will be talking about the research I have done recently with wikis as a collaborative tool. have entitled it 'The Good, the Blog and the Wiki'. Tags: video conference wiki Web 2.0 I'm going to present a research seminar tomorrow to my own Faculty of Education, here at the University of Plymouth. The entire session will be video linked from Exmouth (where I will be) to the main campus at Plymouth. We will be video recording the session, and then making it available as a streamed media on demand. It has the potential to be either a technical disaster, or a huge triumph.

Incredible Wiki Pedogogy Paper

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Renee Fountain has authored an fabulous paper (dossier) on Wikis in education. via elearningpost ) Another great tool for handing out to those who are just discovering Learning2.0.

The Encyclopedia of Life - Wiki

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

From the press release: WASHINGTON (May 9, 2007) - Many of the world's leading scientific institutions today announced the launch of the Encyclopedia of Life, an unprecedented global effort to document all 1.8 Built on the scientific integrity of thousands of experts around the globe, the Encyclopedia will be a moderated wiki-style environment, freely available to all users everywhere. The Encyclopedia of Life just crossed my desk and reminds me of how incredibly powerful the web has become as an information resource. million species currently named. So.then what? Shaffer, D. W.