Some back story on the wiki sensation, featuring names, dates and bullet points. Pillows not included. NOTE: Some images are copyright someone else and some other publishing company and are not authorized for distribution. "I wanted the Web to be what I call an interactive space where everybody can edit. And I started saying ‘interactive,’ and then I read in the media that the Web was great because it was ‘interactive,’ meaning you could click. This was not what I meant by interactivity." -- Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 1999 Also called “the read-write web” Encourages participation “Social” and collaboration features Two is twice as good as one! (and the decimal bit sounds technical) Programmer and innovator Created the first wiki in 1995, and called it the WikiWikiWeb “Wiki-wiki” is Hawaiian for “quick” “The simplest online database that could possibly work” Bearded men with glasses are very handsome In Hawai'ian, it's weekee, vee-kee or anything in between, most often a voiced bilabial fricative. Most everybody says “wicky” anyway. Fast Simple Editable Linked Collaborative History Search (Discussion) Edit your document in the browser without special software No HTML knowledge needed See every version of the page back to the original Compare versions Revert to an earlier version Subscribe to changes Modern wikis have tagging Search for content Or drill down via tags and tag clouds Create dynamic sets quick creation of “associative hypertexts with non-linear navigation structures” Each page contains cross-links to one or more other pages Think of it as a searchable brain map Separate space for asynchronous conversation (A message board) One attached to each page! Taking notes Discussions & debates Constructivist learning Knowledge bases Project management Collaborative writing/editing Easy web publishing Harnessing the creativity of the masses Nobody important Just some schools like › Harvard › Colby › Penn State › Columbia And companies like › IBM › Google › Proctor and Gamble People I know › My friend Alyssa › My research notes Also folks like › Laurie Marks › Theodora Welch › Susan Mraz › Half of the CSM! You, in about 50 minutes Your colleagues are already using wikis Your competitors are already using wikis It is a more effective and efficient way to work Today’s students are Web consumers and are expecting online instruction that supports participation and interaction. “They want learning experiences that are social and that will connect them with their peers. They expect activities and content to be relevant to the real world (Beldarrain, 2006). It’s 2009, for goodness sakes If you don’t need it. It’s not a magic bullet! Avoid irrational exuberance. Some implementation details. Over 200 wiki systems 10s to 1000s of each! They are everywhere Except UMass Boston Just kidding, you’ve got a bunch already, but they’re all “unofficial” Two major wiki application options: › Closed work group › Open to public knowledge management tools in planning and documentation. open, web-based content management system (CMS) for the editing and management of a web presence internationally accessible notepad discussion forums for general and specialized discussions. Free locally hosted › MediaWiki › Twiki › MoinMoin, DokuWiki, PMwiki, PHPwiki, etc. Free web hosted › pbWiki › Google Sites Commercial local host › Confluence › DekiWiki Commercial web host › Wikispaces Meaning is gained through active learning, social interaction, and the construction of knowledge. (aka Web 2.0 + some guidance) Contextual Teaching and Learning is “based on the premise that meaning emerges from the relationship between content and its context. Context gives meaning to content” In this model, the role of the instructor is not to provide learning, but to provide the context in which learning can occur. Contextual teaching and learning engages students in significant and relevant activities that help them connect their academic learning to real - life situations and problems. New age hokum? You decide. Wiki culture shock. “Anybody can come along and change my text!” You control access You get to see all the changes and who did what Public accountability is a strong influence In spite of what you hear, Wikipedia is a very successful experiment. UMB’s got Wiki Lightweight Hosted and maintained in California Had 99.995% uptime over the past year. Easy to use Popular with Higher Ed users Unlimited wikis Automatic updates Nice people Site Admin Organizer Member User Public Public Protected Private Custom Go to Wikis101.wikispaces.umb.edu Do not go any further! There is no more useful content Go to www.wikispaces.umb.edu and be productive Check out demo.wikispaces.umb.edu for examples of cool things you can do with Wikispaces This slide is a secret? How can you be reading this? Christian must have gone too far in the presentation. Please stop reading. Chris Hogan is watching you What is he writing in his notebook?