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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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Tool Set 2009

Tony Karrer

But hopefully 2009 will be the year when that begins to change. Sue's description of a personal learning network is: Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) are all about using web tools such as blogs, wiki, twitter, facebook to create connects with others which extend our learning, increases our reflection while enabling us to learn together as part of a global community. If you care about being relevant and valuable in 2015, you had better be making moves in 2009. What should be in your tool set? What are the most important methods to adopt in addition to the tools?

Instructivism, constructivism or connectivism?

E-Learning Provocateur

Wikis act as non-linear knowledge banks to be mined as necessary. News feeds, podcasts, blogs, wikis and discussion forums. Instructivism is dead. Gone are the days of an authoritarian teacher transmitting pre-defined information to passive students. In the 1990s, constructivism heralded a new dawn in instructional design, turbo-charged by the rise of Web 2.0. Students morphed into participants , empowered to seek new knowledge and understanding for themselves, in the context of their own unique, individual experiences. Fast forward to today and connectivism is all the rage.

Web 2.0

Kapp Notes

Some highlights: Using a wiki to house class materials for a class of 30 students saved between 10,000-12,000 sheets of paper. Participants loved having the wiki. This presentation discussed how Sharepoint is used to provide Web 2.0 tools for large organizatons. Rachel and Nick discuss using Sharepoint as a Web 2.0 product within their organizations. technologies for online learning.

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Some Posts About Web 2.0 and Informal Learning

Kapp Notes

Extends Class Informal Learning: Structuring a Blog Some informal learning resources Wiki or a Blog? Here are some posts about the various uses of Web 2.0 in corporate settings. Web 2.0 and SharePoint Pedia Palooza A Pharmaceutical Leveraging Web 2.0 --In a Big Way The Right Place to Find Help: ASTD's Big Question Tear Down the Walls: Web 2.0 Creating a Vibrant Learning Community Embracing Informal Learning (Whitepaper) __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide. Web 2.0

Workplace learning in 10 years

E-Learning Provocateur

As staff familiarise themselves with blogs, wikis, RSS, YouTube and Twitter, and as more tech-savvy Gen-Y’s & Z’s join the organisation, the demand for self-paced, self-directed learning will accelerate. To answer this question, I’ve organised my own two cents’ worth under six major banners… 1. Learning development should be no different.

Elements of a Virtual World/Metaverse

Kapp Notes

capabilities of wikis or blogs where changes, updates and additions are easily made to web sites without the contributor needing to know HTML or any programming language. Using a virtual world or metaverse for training is not as science-fiction as it sounds. metaverse or virtual world is simply the natural extension and convergence of several technologies currently used for online learning.

Blog or Wiki?

Kapp Notes

want to create either a Wiki or Blog to share training tips. Do you have any suggestions on the best method (Wiki or Blog) and what product? To me, the scenario that you described would be best served with a wiki. The wiki allows for multiple people to share tips and to all contribute their discoveries and ideas in a single location. suggest you set up contribution "standards" so everyone understands the best method for contributing to the wiki. Include examples and start the wiki so people don't come to the wiki and see a blank page. Web 2.0

Wiki working

Learning with e's

I published two journal articles recently on the use of wikis in teaching and learning, and I'm making them available here on this blog. The first article came out of a whole term of gathering data from student teachers who were using wikis to support their study, and as a tool to encourage sharing and collaboration. Tags: academic writing wiki social practice

PLE / Personal Learning Environment: What’s yours like?

Dont Waste Your Time

As most of my posts these days are based on resources and my readings, I thought I’d continue with this I found (again) on Twitter: A Collection of PLE diagrams. Please look through all the ones listed (the list is growing daily so what I see now and, say, next month is going to be different) [.]. Blogging Facebook Generation Y mLearning PLE PLN Social Media Social Network Technology Twitter Web 3.0

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eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

Providing a set of tools (wikis, blogs, discussion groups, etc.) I spend a fair amount of my consulting time working with large organizations to help define how they will apply technology to particular business / performance / learning needs. This is either in terms of specific needs, e.g., improve customer satisfaction, or as part of an overall eLearning strategy. This is very hard.

Do wikis work for any topic? How about math?

eLearning Acupuncture

Sabah Karam from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, recently wrote to me asking: “I have been doing research on how wikis can be used to teach students how to do mathematical proofs…. personally believe that a wiki can succeed on any topic. wiki is merely a tool for collaborative document authoring by a group. Tags: mathematics topic wiki Great question!

Wiki rebus

Learning with e's

They were asked to address a number of questions related to their research topic, and not only post them to their Wetpaint wiki, but also create a PowerPoint presentation (some incorporated these into the wiki) for discussion by the whole group. I'm particularly looking forward to seeing what the 'psychology of the wiki' group come up with. All good stuff.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Category: Wikis. Wiki is software for creating and editing interlinked web pages. Wikispaces is one of the more popular wiki applications, with its reputation for ease of use and varied pricing models, from free to Private Label. Wikis promote collaborative learning and information sharing because anyone with rights can add content to the system. Audacity. Dimdim.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Building Better Learning Games

Learning Visions

Thursday, April 09, 2009 Building Better Learning Games Interested in building casual games for your learners? Read on for notes from a webinar today, April 9, 2009: Building Better Learning Games: Leveraging Game Design and User Testing for Results Our hosts today: Enspire Learning (Ben Katz) Doorways to Dreams D2D -- financial entertainment. Focus on casual video games. Assessment.

Student Guide: Introduction to ‘Wikis’ in Blackboard

Dont Waste Your Time

Presentations eAssessment eDelivery eLearning Presentation Technology Web 2.0

An audience with.

Learning with e's

What would happen, I wondered, if I gave my students an audience of hundreds or even thousands? I did some early studies into the effects of this when I implemented a programme wide use of wikis in 2006. published the results of the study in 2009, revealing that when they were aware of an audience, students raised their game. We learn best when we are fully involved in the process.

TCC09: Wikis that Work: Effective Wiki Practices for Virtual Learning Communities

Experiencing eLearning

Wiki Wiki. In this session, we will share a collaborative wiki created by a self-organized, self-managed group of online graduate students. We will discuss our observations and recommendations for using wikis as a collaborative learning tool. Define wiki. 60% used collaborative authoring (wiki). What is a wiki. Study Group wikis. Agenda.

2009 Review

Experiencing eLearning

In July, my column on using wikis for ID process documentation was published in the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions magazine–my first official published article. Why a Wiki? Looking at just the numbers, my number of views didn’t increase dramatically in 2009. Posted in Blogging, Careers & Work, Change, Instructional Design, LMS, Patterns, Wikis.

Online Induction: What happened?

Dont Waste Your Time

Introduce Yourself : Using a wiki, the students created a page and placed a bi0 (about 200 words) about themselves and why they have just started an under-graduate degree in International Business & Management. They then linked this page to the wiki home page, so other students could find and leave a comment on it. Wiki support video ]. The majority of students dipped in and out during the week, completing the first 2 or 3 activities, but not the last one. A few questions about how they would complete the wiki / blog activities. Test/MCQ support video ].

What is a Learning Technologist?

Dont Waste Your Time

Learning Technologists are not always involved in purely online, distance, eLearning or mLearning, we are used to help improve and update face-to-face materials to either introduce a new technique or just to update a presentation, make it more 2009 and less 1999. SlideShare: Wikis in Education. The question "what is a Learning Technologist", I've finally realised, can be answerd differently based on who you ask, where they work, and what day of the week it is. We are also sometimes referred to as an Educational Technologist, but never as a Demonstrator. No, how about this.

Video - Screencast - Webinar - Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

August 21, 2009 to August 28, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 04, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Friday, September 11, 2009. –( eLearning Events Calendar )–> Monday, September 14, 2009. Top 99 Workplace eLearning Blogs - eLearning Technology , August 24, 2009. Electronic Papyrus , August 25, 2009. Tackling a New Captivate Project - In the Middle of the Curve , August 21, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. Kapp Notes , August 24, 2009.

Learning with wikis

Learning with e's

She is now back in the secondary sector teaching English at Community School , but this is a nice reminder for us both of the research we did together looking at how wikis can be used to promote quality academic writing. The article is titled 'Using wikis to promote quality learning in teacher training' and the reference is below. Here is is, and I hope it is useful.

Webinar Blackboard Slides - Weekly Best of eLearning Learning

eLearning Learning Posts

Week of July 24, 2009 to July 31, 2009. Proven tips in custom course development ,  Tuesday, August 04, 2009. CoachingOurselves 2hr Workshop for Individual Managers , Thursday, August 06, 2009. The Business Case for Measurement of Learning, Thursday, August 06, 2009. Your Social Learning System As A Profit Center, Friday, August 07, 2009. Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning With Power Point , Monday, August 10, 2009. The e-learning skills gap - Clive on Learning , July 24, 2009. Blogger in Middle-earth , July 31, 2009.

Wiki as repository for a virtual community

Joitske Hulsebosch eLearning

Through a comment on a blogpost by Nancy White I found this article about a virtual community using a discussion list (listserv) in combination with a wiki. The wiki serves as a collaborative repository. I've been advising a community where using an online discussion forum where few people had experience with a wiki. We started a wiki to put knowledge products together. Though it was hard to get people to work on the wiki, it was very attractive to some because of its structure as compared to the discussion forum that may look very chaotic.

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). Wiki installations have been noted at these Canadian universities: University of Calgary , McGill University , Brock University , York University , Queen’s University , University of Toronto , University of Ottawa , Carleton University and McMaster University.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Describing What You Do: Instructional Design

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 06, 2009 Describing What You Do: Instructional Design Youre at a playground and you start talking to the mom sitting on the bench next to you. ASTD TechKnowledge 2010 #tk10 ▼ 2009 (87) ► December (6) ► November (11) ► October (10) ► September (7) ► August (4) ► July (5) ► June (6) ▼ May (10) Join Me at ASTD ICE June 1&2 iPhone and the End of All Boundaries eLearning on Alltop eLearning Brand Name Recognition? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Do Microcourses Have a Place in Workplace Learning?

Upside Learning

Just-in-time search support by letting employees search in company’s knowledge databases (wikis, blogs, forums) using their mobiles. From Wikipedia – Microlearning deals with relatively small learning units and short-term learning activities. Generally, the term ‘microlearning’ refers to micro-perspectives in the context of learning, education and training. More frequently, the term is used in the domain of E-learning and related fields in the sense of a new paradigmatic perspective on learning processes in mediated environments on micro levels. He writes: “.I

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.

Why Wikis? An example.

There Is No Chalk

Tony Karrer has an instructive posting about wikis. He writes about how often wikis are ill-considered as an elearning tool, primarily due to fears surrounding the insertion of errant or low-quality information by individuals who have little or no expertise. In fact, The Wired Campus has an opinion piece that makes very salient points about new learning technologies such as wikis, and the as-yet. Tags: quality crowdsourcing tools wiki elearning content

Wiki Growth

George Siemens

We’ve been running wikis in our department at U of Manitoba for three years. As a result, numerous faculty members have requested additional wiki installs for their classes and research. The question becomes: how do you evaluate the impact of wikis on learning? Or, how do you research the contributions that wikis make to information creation and sharing? Or, for that matter, what would educators be using if they didn’t have access to a hosted wiki and would it be better/worse? That’s nice. Now what does it mean?

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. In fact, it seems like the Strategic Plan is being written in the wiki.

Wikis: Ways to use them for a more Collaboration and Interaction

Dont Waste Your Time

Wikis are an under-utlised tool in the arsenal of educators and education facilitators. I am often asked "what is it?"  and sometimes "what is it for?", but rarely "how can I use it?". There are many reasons for this approach, most notable is the distinct lack of understanding of both what a wiki is and how it can be used. hope this helps, somewhat, for those who are still a little befuddled on what is a wiki, and how/why we can be using them. also include my presentation on "Wikis in Education": David Hopkins - Wiki in Education: How & Why. successfully.


The Future of the LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

Instead of discussion forums, these new learning management systems provide blogs and wikis to foster collaboration. With the addition of informal learning opportunities, hopefully, learners will stop thinking of the LMS as “the place to go to get to the training&#  and start viewing it as “where I can find what I need to know.&# The LMS becomes a true repository for learning, housing job aids, coaching guides, and courses, along side videos created and uploaded by learners and informal wikis run by study groups. When I dug a little further, I found Sloodle.