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? Although wikis are not perfect, they do have powerful benefits. All communications will be kept inside the wiki.

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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

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#C2Xmas Day 11 – Random Wiki Page

Jane Hart

RANDOM WIKI PAGE. Day 11 of the Countdown to Xmas continues here. For serendipitous browsing and learning, try this link which will automatically (and randomly) take you to any page on Wikipedia. Learn something new every day – without really trying! Social learning

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The Division of Wiki Labor: Wikis in the Working World

Dashe & Thomson

A 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. Wikis blended learning peer-to-peer learning Training Development user adoption

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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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Real Company Wiki Examples: How to Document Your Funnels & Processes

AccessAlly

If there’s one simple but powerful thing that changes how a company can grow and operate, it’s the company wiki. You might have heard of these being called an internal wiki, a standard operating procedures manual, or any number of other “documentation” type term. In this post I’ll share what makes our company wiki work… Tool Reviews

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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.

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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. 60% used collaborative authoring (wiki). What is a wiki. Setting rules to allow for organic evolution of the wiki. Instructional and extracurricular wikis. Study Group wikis.

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Wikis in eLearning 2.0

steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

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 author identifies seven types of problems from a recent wiki study, including time management, student resistance, plagiarism and lack of collaboration. Wikis in eLearning 2.0

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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.

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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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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. I have also published several book chapters recently on the use of wikis in education which I will make available here over the next few weeks - so bookmark this space! 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.

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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.

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Arcee (G1) - Transformers Wiki

E-learning Uncovered

The following details unlockables in Resident Evil 4. This is content players do not initially have access to. This does not include items hidden on stages nor the

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How to Make Wikis Part of Your Training Program

Mindflash

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. But Connie Malamed, the expert behind The eLearning Coach , stresses that Wikis work because they’re cheap and community-building.

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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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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.

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TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Experiencing eLearning

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. They get complaints that their website information is out of date but that the wiki information keeps changing.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain

Dashe & Thomson

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 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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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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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

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Create multi-branded help sites, FAQs & wikis

ProProfs

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.

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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. Tags: txt reduced social cues John Suler wiki Cyberspace rudhran Psychology learning blogging problogger

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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.

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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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Wikis as Assignments

E-Learning 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.

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Using Wikis to Stop Brain Drain | Social Learning Blog

Dashe & Thomson

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 My experience is that when implemented and administered effectively, wikis can essentially serve as an institutional knowledge reservoir and stop the brain drain, or at least slow it to a trickle.

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9 WAYS TO SUPPORT LEARNERS THROUGH THEIR MOBILE DEVICES

Learnnovators

Learning Consulting M-Learning Blog Blogs Communities of Practices Content Distributed Practice e-learning eLearning Formal Training Job Aids L&D Learning Learning & Development Learnnovators micro learning Mobile Learning Mobile Technologies Performance Performance Support Personal Protective Equipment PPE Quiz Quizzes Retrieval Practice Srividya Kumar Training Wiki WikisThe post 9 WAYS TO SUPPORT LEARNERS THROUGH THEIR MOBILE DEVICES appeared first on Learnnovators.

Tips on Developing a Wiki Community

Tony Karrer

Found via Stephen Downes - Tips On Developing A Wiki Community

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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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IGN - Video Games, Wikis, Cheats, Walkthroughs, Reviews

E-learning Uncovered

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Wikis in the Classroom - iGlobe

E-Learning Acupuncture

Mark mixed aspects of problem-based learning (PBL), wikis and pod-casting into the materials of his course. He felt that by using the wiki in the course that students could take advantage of professor (and peer) feedback to improve their work by incorporating feedback. I have written on the topic of using wikis as class assignments before , so it is clear to the readers of this blog that I am very pro-wikis.

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Free Wiki Hosting by Google

E-Learning Acupuncture

Google finally gets into the Wiki game by re-launching the product they acquired last year (JotSpot) under a a new name: Google Sites. See this description of the product via TechCrunch blog. I'll be trying it

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Wiki Help

The Learning Circuits

A client asked me the other day, "what is the best way for a division of a large company to launch and maintain a public wiki, including what is the best software?" I have a quick question, spurred on by Jay's post below. I had some ideas, but I would greatly value what others would suggest

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Wikis - Public vs. Controlled - Why There's No eLearning Wiki

Tony Karrer

I received an email asking me if I knew of any Wikis that provided information on eLearning concepts. there's not really a place where you can find a Wiki that covers eLearning concepts. However, Wikipedia has some issues (as does any public Wiki) as a place for defining these terms. This is done on Wikipedia for some topics, e.g., List of Wiki Software. In a controlled environment, Wikis are a fantastic tool. Update Sept.

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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. The article is titled 'Using wikis to promote quality learning in teacher training' and the reference is below. Students reported that their academic writing skills had improved through their formal participation in the wiki.

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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. Brainstorms and project ideas go in the wiki. In fact, it seems like the Strategic Plan is being written in the wiki. You might even say its being written by the wiki. Just me with my wiki love.

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