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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.

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.

Don’t give it to me unless I can customise it

Dont Waste Your Time

Fast forward to 2007 when I joined Bournemouth University (BU) as a Learning Technologist and started working with the likes of Blackboard, TurningPoint, Echo360, etc. eLearning ARS Blackboard Blog Box of Broadcasts Distance Learning Echo360 EDCMOOC Facebook Future Kindle Learning Technology Lecture Lego LinkedIn Mini Cooper Mobile Learning MOOC ocTEL OpenBadgesMOOC Personal Learning PGCert PLN Smart Phone Social Learning Tablet Time-Constrained Paper TurningPoint Twitter VLE Wiki WordPress ZX SpectrumAt the same time as mod’ing my Mini I also started to work in web design.

Wiki's For Professional Development


Tags: dmupathfinder wiki dmu professional development

Really Cool "3-Minute e-Learning" on Social Networking - Wiki, Social Networking, Social Bookmarking, RSS

Vignettes Learning

Tony Karrer spotted Commoncraft's interesting presentations. find the snippets from Commoncraft very illustrative of the "3-Minute e-Learning" application points. They are short and wacky but effective. I am sure it is low budgeted as well. The topics on Social Networking and Learning 2.0 are good resources on the basics.

e-Learning Acupuncture: Wiki uses at Universities

eLearning Acupuncture

Thursday, March 08, 2007 Wiki uses at Universities Wikis, a popular Web 2.0 Some universities have deployed a university-wide wiki while others have deployed department-specific wikis. Some of these wikis have been taken down - they existed at the time I wrote this post in March 2007). In general, these institutions are using wikis for these main purposes: Manage communication for collaborative staff projects (i.e. At this time, no known hosted free wiki services can cross the PWGSC DWAN firewall. Comments? Tremblay, M.Ed.

second life wiki

Ignatia Webs

reading up on possible implications of second life at the wiki of Jo Kay and Sean FitzGerald. and found an interesting link at Tony Karrer which send me to a Harvard Law course which uses the Second Life environment

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).

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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

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

Wiki uses at Universities

eLearning Acupuncture

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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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50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (Alan Levine)


Share all the created stuff (by participants) using a wiki site with reflections on the value of the tools used. 50 Web 2.0 tools (Amazingly useful anyway!)! If you are looking for free web 2.0 tools (to tell a story!) and reflections on using them, Alan Levine's presentation below, is simply a great starting point (Click on the graphic below. Yes!). JUICE? It is as easy as 1-2-3!

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Wiki’s – The Good, The Bad and the Lovely


With the predefined setup and limited set of commands/ tags it takes a lot of the time wasted over cognitive decisions of design and fretting over technical competence out of the equation, leaving the wiki page author to concentrate on the business in hand, which is the writing. I’ll address the Good of wiki’s by focusing on the strengths of a wiki. When asked wiki users could come back with many different responses to the question “what are the strengths of a wiki?” I believe the strengths listed below will encapsulate the many responses to this question.

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?

elearningpost » Wiki pedagogy


blog articles about Wiki pedagogy Renee Fountain has written an in-depth article on using wikis in education. wikis Add tag Permalink | Monday, April 30, 2007 Page 1 of 2 pages Search Follow Twitter Atom RSS 2.0 Interesting stuff if you can wade through the dense text. Photos www. flick Bookshelf (c) 2000-2006 elearningpost | 508 | XHTML | RSS feed | Powered by ExpressionEngine

I’d rather have a wiki than a Blackboard VLE.


If I had a hammer, er no wrong tape responsibility for delivering a distance learning MA or BA Programme I’d rather have a wiki than a blackboard VLE to administer the programme and to co-ordinate learning activities. For argument’s sake I am going to assume the use of the company wikispaces as my wiki space provider as I am familiar with their service. alternatives could include hosting your own in house wiki using ‘Mediawiki’) Starting point for this reasoning is that a very low technical competence is by users is required to use a wiki. This is a pro wiki article.

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

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harold Jarche » Informal Learning Unworkshop #4

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