Wikis as Tools for Collaborative
and Knowledge Management
Wikis allow the creation of web pages
that are open for anyone to edit. By making the web a two-way street, they open up
new possibilities for collaborative writing projects and can capture and disseminate
the knowledge of colleagues in a company or discipline. Learn how to create interactive
stories, micropedias, and shoestring knowledge management systems. Meets 9/24
and 10/8. Schedule # 11325
course is designed to be practical, current, interesting, empowering and thought-provoking.
It is built around active learning and collaborative thinking. When we're done, you'll
have created a lesson plan that makes use of this technology and developed insights
that will enable you to design additional wiki experiences for your classrooom, workplace
or for your own self-development.
This course is targeted at
teachers at the K-12 and college levels and those who design learning environments
and performance support in other realms. No prior experience with wikis is needed.
In this course you will learn how to
- identify opportunities in your curriculum which can be enhanced through the use
- analyze the motivational aspects of a learning environment to ascertain the feasibility
of incorporating a wiki;
- describe design patterns for wiki use and select one appropriate for a given situation;
- design a complete plan for an eduwiki and seed it with preliminary content.
A growing list of course-related
links is available in wiki form and
will be maintained after the course is over, ideally by YOU.
Session 1: September 24, 2005
Session 2: October 8, 2005