Teaching and Learning with Wikis

By Elise N. Weiss


ETAP 683: Online Learning Project Fall 2011

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INTRODUCTION

Have you ever seen a "wiki?" Have you ever contributed to a "wiki?" Have you ever taught using a "wiki?" Have you ever had to learn through a "wiki?" Have you ever wondered the collaborative possibilities of a wiki in the teaching and learning realm?

If the answer to any of those questions above were, "yes," then proceed through this mini course on wikis to explore, gain insight, practice, and gain appreciation of wiki spaces as an effective tool to foster interactive (online) teaching and learning.

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At this time it would be a great idea to Jump to: The course Introductory activity which is K-W-L Chart about Wikis for you to start recording your learning.


LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this course, individuals will be able to:

  • Define what a Wiki
  • Discriminate among the benefits and challenges of wikis
  • Draw conclusions about the common misconceptions about teaching and learning with wikis
  • Contribute to wiki spaces

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define what a Wiki
  • State the background of the development of wikis
  • Discriminate among the benefits and challenges of wikis
  • Identify misconceptions among educators regarding teaching and learning with wikis
  • Give examples of how wiki spaces are being used effectively


OR IN OTHER WORDS...

  • Individuals accessing and participating in this web based lesson on teaching and learning with wikis will obtain a greater knowledge base of the effective uses of wikis in online and face to face learning environments, gain interactive teaching strategies, and begin to apply it to their practices.
  • Through this web based mini course, given study guides with in-depth text and audio visual references, the learners will adjust their perspective (and/or misconceptions they may have had or continue to have) about teaching and learning with wikis by utilizing strategies and knowledge suggested in the course and by posting reflections in discussion areas.

PREREQUISITE SKILLS

Essential prerequisites:

  • Auditory and visual processing skills
  • Ability to read and respond to literature
  • Experience in (online)classroom scenarios as a student, teacher, or both.

Supporting prerequisites:

  • Self motivation and discipline to proceed through course
  • Computer proficiency
  • Positive attitude and moral based learning standards



Rubric for this Mini Course Click here to use a grading rubric to assess this mini course.


LET'S BEGIN! There are Three Units of Instruction:

Please click on each unit as you are ready to work through this course:

UNIT 1: What are Wikis?

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UNIT OBJECTIVES:

  • By the end of this unit participants will be able to define a wiki.
  • By the end of this unit participants will be able to state the background of the development of wikis.

UNIT 2: What are the benefits and challenges of using Wikis in teaching and learning?

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UNIT OBJECTIVES:

  • By the end of this unit participants will be able to identify the benefits of using wikis in teaching and learning.
  • By the end of this unit participants will be able to identify the challenges of using wikis in teaching and learning.

UNIT 3: How are Wikis currently being used effectively in teaching and learning?

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UNIT OBJECTIVES:

  • By the end of this unit participants will be able to recognize ways in which wikis are currently being used effectively.
  • By the end of this unit participants will be able to recognize ways in which wikis have potential to improve practices in teaching and with learning.

REFERENCES & NAVIGATION

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References

Examples of Educational Wikis: http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/Examples+of+educational+wikis and homepage: http://educationalwikis.wikispaces.com/

Brown, John Seely. "New Learning Environments for the 21st Century." http://www.johnseelybrown.com/newlearning.pdf

Educause Learning: 7 Things you should know about wikis: www.educause.edu/eli

Grant, Lindsay. (2006) Using Wikis in Schools: A Case Study.

Growing Up Digital: http://www.ericsson.com/campaign/20about2020/don-tapscott.html#video-11

Hiltz, Starr and Goldman, Ricki. (2005) Learning Together Online. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Palloff, Rena, M. and Pratt, Keith. (2007) Building Online Learning COmmunities. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Webb, L.Dean, Metha, Arlene, Jordan, K.Forbis. (2010). Foundations of American Education. New Jersey: Pearson Eduation, Inc.

Using Wikis for Student Collaboration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRj5ABJ-IPY&feature=related

Using Wikis in the Classroom: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pR5yogCmkA&feature=related

Wagner, Vivian. (2008) Wikis in Education: Teaching Students to Share Knowledge http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/wikis/64335.html?wlc=1221346529&wlc=1221466788&wlc=1221590478

Wikis in Education and Other Tools for Collaborative Writing, Teacher Effectiveness Program: http://tep.uoregon.edu/shared/blogswikispodcasts/WikisBiblio.pdf

http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/

http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/How+we+use+wikis+in+class

http://www.futurelab.org.uk

Educational_Use_of_Wikis_Course

http://wikisineducation.wetpaint.com/page/How+we+use+wikis+in+class http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7004.pdf


Navigation

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Jump To: UNIT 1,Unit 2 Unit 3


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