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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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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.

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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

The eLearning Coach

Category: Wikis. A 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.

Blog or Wiki?

Kapp Notes

I 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. I suggest you set up contribution "standards" so everyone understands the best method for contributing to the wiki.

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? Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

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 second article was written from the same data, but this time with the emphasis on the use of wikis to promote quality academic writing.

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.

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. Blogger in Middle-earth , August 26, 2009. August 25, 2009.

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. Why a Wiki?

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.

An audience with.

Learning with e's

I did some early studies into the effects of this when I implemented a programme wide use of wikis in 2006. I published the results of the study in 2009, revealing that when they were aware of an audience, students raised their game.

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.

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?

Learning with wikis

Learning with e's

She is now back in the secondary sector teaching English at Saltash.net 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.

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. So I'm a little jealous that the community in this article has such an active wiki process.

The Future of the LMS

Bottom-Line Performance

Instead of discussion forums, these new learning management systems provide blogs and wikis to foster collaboration. 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. We started the month talking about the features and functions of learning management systems.

[from bwatwood] Learning with 'e's: e-Learning 3.0

Learning with e's

With the best will in the world, very little collaborative learning occurs through the use of wikis and blogs, whilst social networks generally connect people but often superficially, and can also isolate. I'm excited by the future. It's something I have always looked forward to!

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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

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.

Informal Learning

Bottom-Line Performance

The study, conducted in March, found that 44% of employees want to see collaborative tools like blogs, forums and wikis developed, while just 32% of HR professionals agree. A recent survey that found that employees (in the UK, at least) are more interested in innovative learning and collaboration than the HR and training people in those same institutions.

Are you playing the role of the Subject Matter Expert instead of the Instructional Designer?

Janet Clarey

Community&# in the middle and blogs, wikis, discussion board, social bookmarking, and user-generated content surrounding it.). The wiki was built the same way Wikipedia is.

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.

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. Yes, I love my wiki.

eLearning Conferences

Tony Karrer

JANUARY 2009 January 3-4, 2009 New Presidents Program , sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. January 4-7, 2009 Presidents Institute : Investing in the Future – Students, Institutions, and the Public Good sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges, Hyatt Regency Cocomut Point, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA. link] aspx January 14-17, 2009 British Educational Technology Show , London, United Kingdom.

LMSs that kick ass: ElementK’s KnowledgeHub

Janet Clarey

These tools are powered by Jive Clearspace and provide integrated access to Wiki’s, Blog’s, and Discussion Forums so that they can be included in a development plan, returned in integrated search results, and linked to from our e-learning courses. Additionally, a Wiki or Forum could be used to allow sales reps – who are typically geographically disbursed - to ask questions, share success stories, and collaborate in general.

Not Your Father’s ROI

Jay Cross

At CapGemini, six months after the informal launch, the 900 communities of practice were using 500 forums, 500 wikis and more than 250 expertise- or project-focused blogs. The July issue of Chief Learning Officer is now available online.

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Who shall inherit the Earth?

E-Learning Provocateur

Tags: cartoon participatory culture wikis

The Future Of Learning Design

The eLearning Coach

I have seen and taught with a tool called ProtoSphere that has a 3D virtual environment interface but also includes blogs and wikis, an interface with MS SharePoint, the ability to locate experts within an organization, application sharing and the ability to launch e-learning courses.

SMBs and Social Learning Technologies

Janet Clarey

Wikis - most versatile; can build just about anything on it. provide up-front training/coaching, maintain content, allow for emergence during growth/maintenance, involve a broad cross-section of people, consider templates for consistency, identify super-workers/techies to pilot wikis, seek feedback/evaluate. Managing Wikis In Business. Here are slides from the presentation I did yesterday. The session was hosted by SumTotal Systems. SMBs & Social Media (Sum Total).