Using Wikis in Education
Wikis are openly editable websites, and their use has opened the door to new opportunities for collaboration and user-generated content on the web. This session will introduce participants to the educational use of wikis, and examine key questions and challenges faced in successfully implementing them into coursework. Faculty participants will brainstorm potential uses in their own courses and gain hands-on experience setting up and using freely available wiki tools on the web.
By the end of this session you should be able to:
- Identify potentially meaningful uses of wikis to support learning in your own courses.
- Set up and use basic wiki features including site / page creation, basic editing, managing access and adding multimedia content.
- Begin consideration of participation guidelines and assessment options for using wikis in your courses.
- Harper, C. & Watson, K. (2008). Supporting Knowledge Creation: Using Wikis for Group Collaboration. Available online. http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERB0803.pdf
- Lamb, B. (2004). Wide Open Spaces: Wikis, Ready or Not. Available online. http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume39
- EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative. (2005). 7 Things You should Know About Wikis. http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf
For more information, contact Jeff Nugent (7-0563 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
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