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Wikis 

 

TEL 313 Spring 2009 By:

Ricky Ordway Rordway@asu.edu

Jason Benoit Jtbenoit@asu.edu

Art Aragon ararago1@asu.edu

 

 

 

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What Is A Wiki?

 

A wiki is a web application that allows users to freely create and edit content using any web browser. A wiki is a common or shared online space that can be changed by anyone ('open editing'), most frequently used in the classroom for collaborative document editing.

 

A wiki is a way of working that relies on trust, courage, faith, honesty, integrity, action, reflection, construction, and fun.

 http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2005/09/19/wiki_web_C.jpg

"A wiki, at its most efficient and most stunning, is not a category. It is not a technology. It is not a notebook. It is not a website. It is not a medium. It is not a community. It is not a place. Rather, it is the sum totality of everything, including all those things; and all those things centre around the dynamic of its essential parts and dimensions: community, content, code, network, atemporal, place."- MeatBall Wiki: WikiWay

 

In Summary

 

A Wiki is a form of website where users can collaborate by easily adding to and editing the content and organization of information.

With a simplified process for creating HTML pages and recording changes over time, a group of users (often called a community) can easily achieve a consensus about the content of the Wiki.

 

 

 

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* Since wikis are a consensus of the users, not all wikis have accurate information

 

* Use secure wikis that require user registration and verification for more accurate information

 

* Always use other sources to confirm information found in a wiki

 

 

How to use wikis

 

Using a wiki only requires a very basic knowledge of computer and browsing skills.  There are multitudes of tutorials on the internet that explain how to create, use and contribute to wikis.  Here are a few of the websites:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_tutorial

 

http://www.wikia.com/wiki/Help:Tutorial_1

 

http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-a-wiki

 

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/wiki.htm

 

 

The following video is a great example of how a wiki works:

 

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Our example:

http://ourclass2009.wetpaint.com/

 

As you can see by the video and the following image, wikis can be way more efficient than emails.

 

http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/uploads/wiki_collaboration2.jpg

 

They are also used by a wide variety of people for a wide variety of reasons.

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Uses in education:

 

 

Why use wikis in education?

 

  • Wikis encourage collaborative learning and information sharing
  • They increase student engagement and participation
  • Wikis facilitate communication between teachers and parents and guardian

 

Here are some excellent articles and examples on wikis in education:

Examples:

K-12 school wiki- http://iisorkr.wetpaint.com/?t=anon

Student Project- http://msdurneysfire.wetpaint.com/

7th grade math- http://sjhsmath.wetpaint.com/?t=anon

Special ed- http://www.bethknittle.net/WP_Blog/?p=71

 

Articles: 

 http://www.ikiw.org/2008/04/10/interview-the-state-of-wikis-in-education/

http://itcboisestate.wordpress.com/2008/05/21/10-best-practices-for-using-wikis-in-education/

 

Ideas:

PTO- http://www.wetpaint.com/category/Education--Parent-Teacher-Organizations

Group Projects- http://www.wetpaint.com/category/Education--Group-Project-Wikis

Peer Teaching- http://www.wetpaint.com/category/Education--Teacher-Peer-Wikis

 

Here are some sites that offer free wiki page building and hosting: 

 

www.pbwiki.com

 

www.wetpaint.com

 

www.wikispaces.com

 

Sources:

 

 

CNDLS::Projects. Retrieved February 8, 2009, from http://cndls.georgetown.edu/index.cfm?fuseaction=main.projectDetail&projectid=53

Utecht, Jeff. Wikis in Education.  Retrieved February 8,2009, from http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/?t=anon

 

Wikis. (2008, December 21). Retrieved February 8, 2009, from http://recap.ltd.uk/Web2/wikis.php

Williams, Anthony, D. Wikinomics. (2008, March 26). Retrieved February 8, 2009, from http://www.wikinomics.com/blog/index.php/2008/03/26/wiki-collaboration-leads-to-happiness

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now lets create a wiki!

 

 

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