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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

better option, and one that is being increasingly adopted in the higher education sphere, is a combination of outside training with a user-dir ected wiki template.  By using a wiki, employees can still share their knowledge with their colleagues and learn from others, but the amount of work they are responsible for is drastically reduced. 

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Using Wikis for Learning and Collaboration

The eLearning Coach

Now that social is more accepted, this might be the time to build a wiki. Post from: The eLearning Coach Using Wikis for Learning and Collaboration. eLearning 2.0

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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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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.

How to revamp your learning model

E-Learning Provocateur

Core component #1: Wiki. The primary component of my ILE is a comprehensive wiki. wiki enables the organisation to centralise that collateral, whether directly (by inputting it) or indirectly (by linking to where it exists elsewhere), thereby functioning as the first port of call. The flexibility of a wiki also allows anyone to contribute content. Informal learning.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

Here are some ways to do this: Include a task after a lesson that invites the learner to submit improvements via a wiki, Google Doc, or other online editor. Best Practices Features e-learning elearning eLL Google Docs learning management LMS Social learning training wikisThere’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle.

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Take an e-Learning Break

Learning Wiki: Content, video and participant perspectives on the seminars and keynotes at [link] Watch interviews with Inventor Dean Kamen, learning leaders from Walmart and Starbucks, and much more. Did you miss Learning 2011 (Masie Conference)? If so, here's the scoop on available content - lots of great information, videos and a free eBook! The interviews are rboken into segments focused on key questions; you can use them or pass them along. Go to [link] for the videos from Learning 2011.

12 Most Popular eLearning Posts: January 2011 Monthly Roundup

Upside Learning

LMS Wikis: Unharnessed Potential. Wiki, although one of the most powerful sources of information, is one of the most under-utilized and underestimated feature of an LMS. This post is an endeavor to explore the various uses of the LMS Wiki. 4. January was a month of varied topics. Two guys with immense potential, I promise you. Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic.

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. This also focuses exclusively on the “why&# of wikis. Posted in Wikis. Tags: Wikis documentation eLearning Guild Learning Solutions wiki xtranormal This overlaps quite a bit with the reasons in my article, but it’s a more fun presentation with Xtranormal.

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.

Wiki Owner

Tony Karrer

Stewart Mader points us to Sarah Denman's look at the four groups most likely to be involved in a wiki or other enterprise 2.0 Sharepoint) 57% Peer Coaching/Teaching 52% Media sharing (images, videos) 48% Collaborative Spaces - Wikis 47% Blogs 45% Learning Systems for Social Learning (LMS/LCMS) 42% Social Networks 41% Employee Profiles 33% Content Ratings and Reviews 13% Twitter and Mobile Content 12% So I'm not 100% sure I get the disconnect. Why are we not seen as a player when it comes to Wiki or Enterprise 2.0 implementations. ownership? eLearning Technology.

Using a Learning Management System to Gather Good Ideas

Absorb LMS

Here are some ways to do this: Include a task after a lesson that invites the learner to submit improvements via a wiki, Google Doc, or other online editor. Best Practices Features e-learning elearning eLL Google Docs learning management LMS Social learning training wikisThere’s a winding, two-lane highway in Quebec that has a telephone/electrical pole standing in the middle.

Dissertation Wiki

Tony Karrer

She also made one comment that was very interesting: To the consternation of my rather conservative university, I am submitting the dissertation in the form of a wiki (although - strictly speaking - is it really a wiki if I don't open it up to the community to co-author, which of course I can't do in this instance). First, I can't imagine trying to do a dissertation wiki. So, if they provide comments via the Wiki doesn't that make a lot of sense. In fact, wouldn't it be safer to have it as a Wiki where you could see what each person did? But that aside. on it.

Tools of the trade

Learning with e's

Social tagging sites such as Diigo and Delicious can offer this kind of filing cabinet organisation, but so too can wikis and other collaborative tools, which would I imagine, raise the level of engagement and profiling of individuals who organised and shared their content in this manner. blog wiki RSS personal learning Twitter PLN Joyce SeitzingerUnported License.

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Botanical metaphors and learning

Learning with e's

The subject of my video was wikis in education - another one in my ''3 Things'' series. botanical metaphor education learning rhizomatic learning Sydney Botanical Gardens Technology wikis I''m sure it hasn''t escaped your attention that botanical metaphors are being increasingly used to describe a variety of aspects of education, and especially digital learning. the teacher).

The architecture of learning

Learning with e's

Collaborative, shared online learning spaces such as wikis and discussion forums are characteristic meeting places where content is created and shared, and the community also organises and moderates it using specialised services such as aggregators, curators and tagging. wikisOne of the characteristics of Web 2.0, As far as Tim O'Reilly is concerned, Web 2.0 Web 2.0 scenario.

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. Technology blogs eye tracking social media wikis learner analytics education semantic web Digital Classroom Gamification learning attention tracking Games based learningMuch more learning will be done outside of the classroom. Unported License.

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. 2006) Wikis, blogs and podcasts: a new generation of Web-based tools for virtual collaborative clinical practice and education. Yesterday's post can be found at this link.

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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

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

Learning with e's

One of the most popular activities on our wiki based learning programmes was called ‘goldmining’. These were posted up onto the group wiki, and a short summary attached by the ‘gold miner’ to explain what it contained and why it would be useful. The biggest problem they identified was a lack of time, and most agreed that the wiki activities actually made more work for them.

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.

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

The survival of higher education (2): Changing times

Learning with e's

One of the most popular and easy to use tools in the wiki – a shared website which anyone can edit. We quickly discovered that wikis are so open as to cause problems if some form of scaffolding or structure is not created for students. We therefore designed a number of activities for the wiki. wiki YouTube Changing Times It is now time to take stock. Web 2.0 2006).

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.

Social Media vs. Social Learning

Integrated Learnings

Many are using Microsoft SharePoint, which includes discussion threads, wikis, and blogs, or using other similar collaboration tools. Wiki Instructional Design Social Network Collaborative Learning Social Media Social Learning Twitter Web 2.0 By Dean Hawkinson. Most of us have Facebook accounts and collaborate with friends, family and colleagues through this media. We also use tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media. In a lot of cases, we are using internal corporate social media tools to collaborate. We hope you found this post helpful. eLearning Blog

Create multi-branded help sites, FAQs & wikis


Online wikis for help documentation – With ProProfs, you can have multiple wikis up and running in no time. You can use the same content for all your wikis, while branding them differently using custom themes and CSS. With ProProfs Knowledgebase, you can create multiple help centers with the same content; but differently branded with custom themes, logos and colors.

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. Likely the Wiki would be much better for something larger. and for attendees with session pages, participant lists, that kind of stuff. Certainly we did parts of this for Corporate Learning Trends 2007. 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.

Wikis for Improving Productivity

Experiencing eLearning

Significant increases in productivity with a wiki. We use the wiki for our team, but I wonder what we can do to be more effective with it, as well as how we can help other departments in the company. Use templates on the wiki to make it easier to structure pages so people can be familiar with it. Document Repository: Use wiki to hold templates and documents. Security: They have passwords visible on the wiki, but that’s OK b/c the security of the wiki is OK–must log in to view the confidential content. Getting People to Use the Wiki.

Wiki Course Authoring

Tony Karrer

In my Ten Predictions for eLearning for 2008 , I said - Wiki + SCORM + Add-ins will become more common for easy authoring. Not sure if he saw my post, but I was just reminded by Tim Seager from Xerceo about their Prescribe tool that provides: Full Wiki, RSS functionality that is SCORM conformant for tracking and managing competencies. It's horribly cryptic, you can't tell what's happening and it defeats the whole point that I see in using a Wiki for authoring. Wiki should make course authoring extremely easy and even easier to make updates.

Wikis in eLearning 2.0

Learning with e's

Another stand out paper in the issue is an exploration by Karasavvides of the use of wikis in higher education, and the attendant barriers and difficulties that need to be overcome for full acceptance and embedding into the learning process. The authors call for further research to be conducted into that quality of interaction within wiki type learning environments. Unported License.

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

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? 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. This method of organizing and controlling access to information is a remnant of the hierarchy. It We do!