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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? I wanted to collect a few resources around this topic for use in these discussions.

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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.

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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?

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.

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.

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. and Wheeler, S (2007) The emerging Web 2.0

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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.

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.

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 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). 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.

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. I have found a few blog posts regarding Wikis in corporate settings but overall I am going at this blind. It really reminded me of how important marketing the Wiki will be to its overall success.

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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.

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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. I immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below.

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.

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

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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. I 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. If I can prove that the Wiki is being used then the benefits should be evident.

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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. The article later discusses: Silverthorne: Have you used wikis yourself?

Aha Moments in 2007

Tony Karrer

I 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! Wikis are way better even if the end-users don't edit. The Big Question is back.

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.

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, and 2.0.

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.

Looking Back at 2007

Tony Karrer

In December 2006, I posted my challenges and predictions for 2007. Biggest challenges for 2007? I 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. I 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.

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. A wiki , on the other hand, is a collective space for objectivising knowledge (or at least information). I use wikis quite differently, as a sort of archive to which all students contribute, that can act as a source of reference to all future students.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: My Objection to Learning Objectives

Learning Visions

I called this one out as one of the top things I learned about learning in 2007. I sat in on a couple of Michael Allens sessions at ASTD 2007 and when he advised us to spare our learners from learning objectives, it really surprised me.

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 wikis

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

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.

New Debate on Value of Blogs and Wikis in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

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? I don't need no stinkin' 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.

The Good, the Blog and the Wiki

Learning with e's

I will be talking about the research I have done recently with wikis as a collaborative tool. I 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.

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.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Top Posts in 2007

Learning Visions

Monday, December 03, 2007 Top Posts in 2007 Snow is falling general over Massachusetts. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff. Its the kind of day here in New England when you turn inward and take stock of the past year.