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LMS Wikis: Unharnessed Potential

Upside Learning

The Wiki is one of the most under-utilized and underestimated feature of an LMS. That’s because, most of us haven’t gotten around to realizing what the Wiki is capable of, and hence the potential of the Wiki feature is unharnessed. This post is an endeavor to explore the various uses of the LMS Wiki. What’s so great about wikis anyway?

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The Division of Wiki Labor: Wikis in the Working World

Social Learning

Whereas a hazy, half-developed understanding of something might be good enough to allow you to squeak by on your own, to be able to teach a topic requires all-around mastery of the material. . The first option, of course, is to bring in a training team to develop all the training you need, in a format that fits in with your workers busy schedule, such as eLearning or mLearning. 

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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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How to Make Wikis Part of Your Training Program


With the Encyclopedia Britannica abandoning its 244-year-old printed version  in response to the dominance of Wikipedia, and Britain’s education minister calling for a “wiki approach” to designing the curriculum  for schools, wikis deserve a role in employee training and learning. The case for wikis. Promote a culture of friendly collaboration in the wiki.

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How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

and The ILE and the FLE in harmony , I advocate the development of a virtual Informal Learning Environment (ILE) to work in tandem with the Formal Learning Environment (FLE) to support both the learning process and its administration. In a practical sense, that means we need to provide our learners with tools and resources that they can use to drive their own development. Figure 1.

Social Learning Has Its Place…And Informal Learning Does Too.

Social Learning

Social learning refers to a class of learning, which includes wikis, blogs, screen sharing, podcasting, photo sharing, social bookmarking, collaborative working, social networking, etc. Informal learning includes certain social learning tools like wikis, communities of practice, expert directories, etc., But social media does not define social learning.

Rethinking Professional Development with EdCamp

Visual Lounge

How many times have you found yourself in professional development wondering who chose the topic for the day? So, how are teachers finding development opportunities which meet their needs? In 2010, there were eight events held in the US (according to the official EdCamp Event Wiki ). The post Rethinking Professional Development with EdCamp appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Reading: “Online learning in the workplace”

Dont Waste Your Time

” Do those who develop online materials for online students fully understand the importance of support, guidance, design, engagement, collaboration, assessment, timetable, social or professional pressures? Since then we have seen the emergence of self-publishing through Blogs and the rise of the collaborative environment of Wikis. world. If they don’t, what good are they?

Why a Wiki?

Experiencing eLearning

Our team uses a wiki to document our design and development processes, something I wrote about in a short column for the eLearning Guild’s Learning Solutions magazine. This weekend I was imagining a conversation between two people about the benefits of a wiki. kept this conversation pretty generic; I think these reasons apply to documentation for any kind of group, not just instructional designers or e-learning developers. This also focuses exclusively on the “why&# of wikis. Posted in Wikis.

Wiki's For Professional Development


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Doctoring the Informal Learning Environment

E-Learning Provocateur

Having said that, I think a big missing piece of this puzzle is a wiki or some other form of bulk content repository. wiki enables the hospital to centralise that content so that it can be retrieved quickly, easily and on‑the‑job via a mobile device. I’m salivating over the thought of the kinds of resources it might contain! Wiki – the first port of call, 2.

How to Reduce Your Course Development Costs By 90+ Per Cent

Absorb LMS

They can turn to Blogs, wikis, social networks, video sites, etc. An effective solution to the problem of learning content overload and pressure on course developers to create courses quickly and cheaply is to leverage the workplace learning management system (LMS) as an on-ramp to the world’s best learning content. to find learning content. How much stuff is out there? solution.

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Tips for Developing a Learning Culture


In other words, decentralize content creation so that people become personally invested in the training that is developed. Various forms of media should be used where applicable – such as videos, audio, blogs, wikis, webinars, and podcasts. learning initiative without the proper implementation can do more damage than good as it will ultimately end up being a waste of resources.

Digital classrooms

Learning with e's

Blogs and wikis and other social media made an appearance, even though at the time they were still fairly nascent in compulsory education. If I was to take a risk and suggest possibilities for the next 5 years of development, I might be right on some of my predictions, and hopelessly wrong on others, but here we go. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

Wikis as Assignments

eLearning Acupuncture

In one of his graduate courses in education, as an assessment activity, he asks students to contribute to a wiki-book that he and his colleagues have developed: Emerging perspectives on learning, teaching and technology. The concept of asking students to contribute to a wiki that will remain for future users is very interesting to me. In Mike's example, he created a privately owned wiki for this purpose; however, Wikipedia could be used as well. The reason I am making this posting is two-fold. Mike's eBook is excellent from a practitioner’s point of view!

The changing Web

Learning with e's

Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. 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. tools. Web 2.0

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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. Clearly these are all very desirable graduate attributes, and needless to say, wikis and blogs now feature as essential ''learning by doing'' tools in many of my undergraduate programmes.

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

In this paper, having revisited my previous speeches I''m going to try to gaze once more into the near future in an attempt to determine what education might look like in the light of the technological developments that comprise Web 2.0. One of the most popular and easy to use tools in the wiki – a shared website which anyone can edit. wiki YouTube Web 2.0 and Purdon, M. 2006).

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

Just Ask the Wiki … But Don’t Ask Too Much

CLO Magazine

But getting information and developing understanding are two very distinct things. Its development provided a groundbreaking case study for the power of online collaboration. Much of what is taught in corporate training is basic and could just as well be posted to a Wiki as taught in a course. But if you’re at all involved in leadership development or succession planning for high potential talent, it has deep implications. From the Editors classroom learning leadership development social learning wikipediaThat is a good thing. Maybe you’re right.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Here are a few things that have come to mind as I think about applying social media to my development for the purpose of collaboration: --1-- Encourage collaboration among learners who are geographically separated, but experiencing the same training. Many are using Microsoft SharePoint, which includes discussion threads, wikis, and blogs, or using other similar collaboration tools. This eLearning blog is brought to you by Integrated Learning Services , specializing in rapid eLearning design and development projects. By Dean Hawkinson. We hope you found this post helpful.

What The Sims taught me about design and development

Focus Learning Solutions

The Sims Wiki) ​The spell was broken once I started investing more time and effort into my sims’ lives than my own. ​ While I regret wasting all that time, I am now happy that it was spent engaging in what was one of the greatest training grounds for an elearning developer. ​It’s funny how life works. It was a digital doll house to me. Oh, Bella Goth.

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LTTO+ Professional Development Course for L&D by LearningCafe

Learning Cafe

Learning To Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC has been developed by Simon McIntyre , Director, Learning and Innovation and Dr Negin Mirriahi , Academic Developer at UNSW  and is available on the Coursera  MOOC platform. LTTO is based upon the award winning* educational resources of same name developed by Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson. MOOCs usually comprise of online video lectures, online discussions, peer assessed assignment, course wiki and assessments. FAQs. I am interested in joining the LearningCafe’s MOOC Plus Study Group for Learning to Teach Online MOOC.

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Tips on Developing a Wiki Community

Tony Karrer

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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.

Interview With a Lead Developer: Paul Middlin

Visual Lounge

Paul Middlin, Lead Developer on Camtasia:mac. Everything is pushing towards that goal, so as a developer, I feel fully supported and given the tools needed to make that happen. Explain how your role as a lead developer differs from a regular developer. Is there anything else you think people should know about being a developer at TechSmith? Ready to compile.

Don’t Control Knowledge, Let the Base Free

Nick Leffler

The best knowledge base in the world for internal uses is a wiki. Why are wikis awesome or terrible? What’s My Development Process? Learning Knowledge Knowledge Base WikiI tried posting this last week but I’ve been having a hard time, so here’s my second chance breaking my many week silence. Hopefully dropping some knowledge on the knowledge-base will open the flood gates. What role do you need in the knowledge base? This is a question I see and have been asked. It doesn’t work well. Don’t control knowledge. Let it free. We do! Fix it!).

Future directions

Learning with e's

Each Fellow was invited to give a 5 minute flash presentation addressing the question: 'What do you consider to be the most surprising development in e-learning over the last 5 years?' as well as what might be the direction of the organisation's future research efforts. The first EDEN ( European Distance and E-learning Network ) Fellows day was a thought provoking and absorbing event.

‘Generation Y’ is dead, long live ‘Generation T’

Dont Waste Your Time

systems (blog, wiki, podcast, etc) have been introduced to the learning environment, and the way the students have engaged with it. So, how long will Generation T last? I don’t know, but I’m sure the developers at the big tech firms have already started planning for the next big ‘thing’ – but will it be a game-changer like the advert of smartphones and tablets?

Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career.

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Why eLearning Development Ratios Can be Hazardous to Your Career by Jon on November 15, 2010 in budgeting , eLearning Brandon Hall , in partnership with Chapman Alliance , recently published the results of its latest survey about eLearning development ratios. Blog this!

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Key Trends, Challenges, and Developments in EdTech - 15 years into this century

eLearning Acupuncture

Important Developments in Ed Tech in Higher Education. If you are interested in knowing more about how the Horizon Report is built, the team of experts worked using a Wiki and you can view all the details here. 1999 seems so far away. remember we were so scared about the Y2K problem and how it might impact our educational systems. Those 1999 problems are long gone.

70:20:10 For Trainers


Learning & Development Professional has been running a poll on the following question: Is the 70:20:10 model still relevant today? To help your audience remember, why not provide them with reference content in a central location, such as on the corporate intranet or in a wiki. And I’m shocked by the results. But what does this really mean? TRAINING WILL NEVER DIE.

Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Social Learning

Social Learning Blog Training and Performance Improvement in the Real World Home About Bios Subscribe to RSS Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain by Jolene on February 23, 2010 in Wikis In his December Training Magazine article Training in a Web 2.0 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend Tags: Wikis About Jolene One of my favorite things to do is save the day. Blog this! It is amazing ho.

Learning on the go: how to develop engaging mobile-friendly courses


Be mindful of your content’s volume and image sizes when you develop mobile-friendly courses, as slow mobile download times make viewing heavy content unbearable. 3. Incorporating Blogs, Journals, Wikis & Discussions to your eLearning. Since learners always have their mobile device them, they can use it to update Wikis before they forget. mobile experience. Mind your media.