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. What’s so great about wikis anyway?

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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. Getting People to Use the Wiki. No information about clients like SSN stored on the wiki.

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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.

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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.

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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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TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

Cynthia uses Twitter for keeping track of bookmarks–lets her tag it with who shared it with her and when to give her context. Wikis as classic example of collaborative tool. Gave an example of faculty handbook created with wiki (using MediaWiki). Wikis make it very clear who did what–always a problem with group work for grading. Students learn how to judge the stability of information & collective intelligence through using a wiki.

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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. For many teachers, learner analytics will become an indispensable tool for tracking student progress and intervening when necessary.

Getting The Most Out Of Your LMS

Upside Learning

Tracking and Reporting. WIKI: Check if your LMS includes a Wiki. Wikis are simple, efficient tools for managing knowledge and collaborating. Wikis are online so users can access, collaborate, and share content, knowledge and files anytime, anywhere.

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Effectus LMS For effective Employee Training Management and Tracking

CommLab India

It has features like discussion boards, file sharing, virtual chats, blog, and wikis. Effectus LMS has excellent tracking capabilities, you can effectively track online and classroom training activities. You can track data such as: Total duration spent on training.

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Tracking Social Media for Possible Confidentiality Violations

Tony Karrer

As blogs and wikis spread throughout enterprises, organizations must deal with compliance and risk-management issues that are created from communications through these media. Is your organization aware of what employees are communicating through blogs and wikis? Techrigy's SM2 is an enterprise-level management tool that helps organization control and monitor blogs and wikis that employees are utilizing.

What is Your Training Plan B?

Dashe & Thomson

The IT Department was to create a knowledge base for an issue tracking system that would be used by the Help Desk. After debating several options, the team decided to implement a wiki as a temporary knowledge base.

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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. For many teachers, learner analytics will become an indispensable tool for tracking student progress and intervening when necessary.

How to MOOC: Technology-Enabled Learning Tools, Part 2

Your Training Edge

Course wikis. A wiki is a website that users can easily add to and modify. Wikis are used often in MOOCs as places for the members of the community to share what they are learning in the course and independently. Collaborating via wikis both helps learners develop personal learning networks and documents the collective knowledge in the organization. Google Docs , TitanPad , and other collaborative document programs track each user’s contributions in real time.

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.

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The dawn of a new generation

E-Learning Provocateur

Kit, the Learning Consultant insisted the videos should be loaded on the LMS so that the time spent and results could be tracked. The real tracking now should be done with the business scorecard.

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How to Create Your Own Khan Academy for Training

Mindflash

This can be your existing intranet, an LMS, or even a password-protected Wiki or blog. ” The subject and title of the tutorial should be, “How to Write Effective Notes to Keep Track of Client Communications.”

How to Harness Informal Learning

Rob Hubbard

Technology can facilitate collaboration and networking and provide a virtual space in which informal learning can take place and, to a certain extent, be tracked. a Ning network), using wikis and blogs.

Going geographical

Learning with e's

On September 2, I will be keynoting the Innovative Learning Spaces session track for the Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference in London. Royal Geographical Society education blogs wiki Flickr social media mobile learning iPOD FaceBook Web 2.0

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Online Portfolios

Learning Visions

Shes included samples of wikis and courses she has created, links to podcasts, references and her resume. But it makes sense to be keeping track of your output as you create it. A wiki tool?

Hitch-Hiking across cyberspace

Learning with e's

It is not hard to understand the reasons why some students get really hacked off when they work hard to contribute meaningful and considered contributions to a wiki or online discussion group only for others who haven't contributed to also take credit.

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E-Learning Authoring Tools Characterized

The E-Learning Curve

Some facilitate performance tracking and the ability to generate learner-related metrics and related reports. Includes social-networking sites, video-sharing sites, wikis, blogs, mashups and folksonomies.

Technocrappi

Learning with e's

They are supposed to be one of the best blog tracking services around. I'm talking about social presence in online learning again, but this time I will be taking my wiki with me. Tags: Sweden University of Umea wiki social presence Technorati blog tracking Technorati have let themselves down I reckon.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Project Management using Google Sites

E-Learning Acupuncture

My office has been playing around with the Google Sites wiki for the last few weeks ( I’ve written about Google Sites before. ) I would like to try to use a wiki site to track an online course development project. We’ve been using it to collaboratively author mini-reports as well as staff meeting agendas. It would be a place where the project team could define goals, publish milestones, post files and monitor progress on project activities.

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Getting the bloggers to write

Learning with e's

Last week my colleague Mark Townsend and I got together to talk, and we came up with the idea to combine blogs and wikis as an experiment to explore essay writing, and hopefully raise skill levels amongst our students. Whilst the dialogue is ongoing, Mark and I will actually create a live document within a wiki space, which students can also comment on, criticise and make recommendations about. Tags: blog academic writing wiki skills blogalogue dialogue essays

Let go of old technology - out with email

Learning Rocks

They allow us to easily and very effectively keep all our communication in one place, track tasks, hold meetings, share files, collaborate on documents - the list goes on. Sadly, these email killers are not new - collaborative tools like Google Apps, Zoho or BaseCamp , forums and wikis - and yes, even blogs - are now established, familiar and robust. Tags: thoughts software wikis so-net software

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Let go of old technology - out with email

Learning Rocks

They allow us to easily and very effectively keep all our communication in one place, track tasks, hold meetings, share files, collaborate on documents - the list goes on. Sadly, these email killers are not new - collaborative tools like Google Apps, Zoho or BaseCamp , forums and wikis - and yes, even blogs - are now established, familiar and robust. thoughts software wikis so-net software

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5 Features That Define the Next Generation Social LMS

Origin Learning

The utility value of making social elements such as blogs, wikis, chats, forums, etc., Use social analytics tools embedded in a Tin Can-compliant LMS and track the learning metrics. Social learning has been in existence for ages now.

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Free the Learners -- Free the LMS

Learning Visions

Monday, March 12, 2007 Free the Learners -- Free the LMS Jay Cross in Free the learners talks about his afternoon omelette and anarchy and then goes on: People ask how to track informal learning in their LMS; my response is don’t. Im wondering if people actually use all that data that does get tracked now for formal learning. What if we got really crazy and didnt track much of formal learning either? In What to track?

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MATEC Webinar Notes and Slides: Social Media and Student Success

Kapp Notes

Using Social Media to Track the Nation's Mood --what Tweets have to say about our mood. Blog or Wiki --A discussion on when to use a blog vs. a wiki. __ Catalog of Recommended Books, Games and Gadgets Recommended Games and Gadgets Recommended Books Content Guide.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with e's

Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. Other tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts also began to be used in education, at first tentatively, and then as embedded features in various programmes of study.

How Experience API Can Support Personalized E-Learning in Organizations

Origin Learning

For example, if an employee called Lacey attends a TED talk, participates in a workshop outside of office or even reads a research paper on the web – her LMS can keep a track of all these learning activities irrespective of whether they were self-initiated or were a part of the formal training.

How Data Analytics Helps Boosting Your E-Learning Experience

G-Cube

Online knowledge in the form of wikis, discussion forums, blogs and videos shared by contributors is increasing becoming significant learning resource for corporate learners. Study can be tracked and then tested to evaluate retention rate and understanding.

Major CMS Vendor Adds LMS/SCORM Capabilities

Tony Karrer

and the possibility that we could soon be seeing something that looks more like a Wiki+Tracking capability, I just saw the news: Vignette Provides Online, On-Demand Training For Customers. They've added tracking and SCORM to their CMS solution. Relevant to the recent discussions around Do You WANT an LMS? Does a Learner WANT an LMS?

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Weekly Bookmarks (7/10/2011)

Experiencing eLearning

Splitting recordings into separate tracks – Audacity Wiki. The method of labeling and using “Export multiple&# worked really well for creating audio for Captivate. tags: audacity audio howto. I Came, I Saw, I Learned…: Adobe Captivate 5: Make Quick Work Out of Adding Audio to a Project. Tips for streamlining the process of adding multiple audio files to Captivate. tags: e-learning captivate audio howto.