Emerging Technology: Wiki

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Emerging Technology: Wiki



Center for Faculty Development, SJSU


Steve Sloan

steve.sloan@sjsu.edu

http://sloantech.blogspot.com/

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Agenda


Emerging Technology and Wikis?


Emerging Technology (ET)


Define and understand ET


Where wikis fits into ET


Define and understand wikis


Wiki nuts and bolts


Using a wiki


How to create a wiki


Wiki tools


Summary


Benefits of wiki


Downside of wiki


Wiki lab


Conclusion, credits and conversation

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Important First
Step

Please be sure you signed in!

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Emerging Technologies


Portable Phones, an emerging technology
of the past


Portable phones once niche players in
telecommunications


Hard to use


Cumbersome


Expensive


Now considered one of the three things
everybody has


Wallet/purse


Keys


Portable phone


Continuing to change face of society, this
tech is still emerging

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What is Emerging
Technology?


What are some
other emerging
technologies?


The adjective emerging has 3 meanings


Coming into view


Coming into existence


Coming to maturity


Internet + Weblogging


The read
-
write web


Dan Gillmor, “We the media”


User enabling software
-
hardware


Common computers over 1 billion instructions a
second (Super Computers, “Lethal Weapons”)


Media creation applications such as iMovie, iPhoto etc.


Portable devices


OQO, Sony devices, Nokia and “Scoble” phones


Always
-
on broadband in the home


Cable
-
DSL


Ubiquitous connectivity, “digital dial tone”


802.11, Cellular, RSS, (wireless plus download)


See:


www.answers.com


www.bushin30seconds.org

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Understanding ET


“Disruptive
Technology”


Sustaining verses emerging “disruptive” technologies


Disruptive, in this case, means products and
technologies that disrupt established solutions and
markets, but sustain the underlying process


In an educational setting this can be viewed as methods
that offer easier, faster, better and/or cheaper ways
improving learning outcomes

See:

The Innovator's Dilemma,
Clayton M. Christensen

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Wikis and
Emerging
Technology


Wikis are an Emerging Technology


Wikis are a subset of Emerging Technology


Wikis


A wiki is software that allows anyone to freely
create and edit web pages using a web browser


Predate weblogs (March 22, 1995)


Are social software


Depend on a community to maintain


Anybody can change pages on a wiki


With versioning, there's no need to try to prevent
bad things from happening, so long as they can
be quickly undone.


Get back to the last good version, then start out
again from there


Takes less time to fix things than it does to break
them

See:

www.corante.com/many/¬

20030801.shtml#50187

c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiHistory

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Wikis work with
other emerging
technologies, like
RSS

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So, what is a wiki?

Definition:

A wiki (sometimes spelled "Wiki") is a server
program that allows users to collaborate in
forming the content of a Web site. With a
wiki, any user can edit the site content,
including other users' contributions, using a
regular Web browser. Basically, a wiki Web
site operates on a principle of collaborative
trust. The term comes from the word
"wikiwiki," which means "fast" in the
Hawaiian language.

See:


www.whatis.com

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Understanding
Wikis


A wiki allows a visitor to the "wikified" web site to
edit the content of the site from their own computer.


Visitors can also create new content and change
the organization of existing content.


The simplest wiki programs allow editing of text and
hyperlinks only.


More advanced wikis make it possible to add or change
images, tables, and certain interactive components such
as games

See:


www.whatis.com

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What wikis look
like

See:


http://130.65.55.223:3455


http://en.wikipedia.org


http://www.atlassian.com

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How wikis work:

server side view


Web Server


Like Apache


Wiki Engine


Implements the wiki technology


A content management system (or CMS)


A system used to organize and facilitate
collaborative digital content creation.


Wiki software tends to focus on the content, at
the expense of the more powerful control over
layout.


Many types


Majority Open Source


UseMod, TWiki, MoinMoin, PmWiki and MediaWiki
are some of most popular


See:


http://en.wikipedia.org

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Some uses for
wikis in education


Collaboration & peer mentoring


For distance learning


To facilitate group based learning


Even if team members are not collocated!


For remediation and peer support


Creates a peer
-
to
-
peer based Help Desk


Advanced and or highly motivated learners can
generate and/or consume extra content


For helping students with hearing and/or other
learning disabilities


Version control allows the ability to track the
evolution of ideas, projects and solutions


To allow educators to escape the tedium of lecturing
by offering more engaging content


To offer a richer, more engaging (fun) and more
hands
-
on learning environment


Bloom’s Taxonomy (Cognitive, Affective, Psychomotor)

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Who does Wikis?

Bernie Dodge


San Diego State


Instructional
Technologist


Blogger


Teacher

See:

http://webquest.org/

http://webquest.org/bdodge

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Who does Wikis?

Susan Otto


SJSU


CADRE


associate professor of new media at the CADRE
Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University


Cross Media Artist

See:

http://cadre.sjsu.edu


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Who is using
Wikis?

See:


http://itde.vccs.edu/wiki

(Virginia Community College)

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A place to play

and learn!

See:


http://c2.com/cgi/wiki¬

?WikiWikiWeb

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Downsides of wiki


Depends on an active, diligent community


By nature it is “hackable”


Subject to “broken window” effect

"One unrepaired broken window is a signal that
no one cares," Wilson and Kelling have written,
"and so breaking more windows costs nothing."


Major changes in faculty/student relationship


Value of human interaction cannot be ignored


What about the student peer relationship?


Digital does not substitute for human interaction


May prove to be a barrier to faculty and/or
students who are tech challenged


Lack of manageability


Potential for information overload

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Wiki Excercise

1.
Use web browser to browse to

http://130.65.55.223:3455

2.
Click on “Sloan’s Group”

3.
Any username is okay

(Make one up, hint: be your favorite
cartoon character)

4.
Password is:

scooter

5.
Play

See:


http://130.65.55.223:3455


http://www.projectforum.com


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Wiki Excercise

See:


http://130.65.55.223:3455


http://www.projectforum.com


Click

Here

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Contact info and
conversation


SJSU


Steve.sloan@sjsu.edu


(408) 924
-
2374


General


Skype/AIM: ssloansjca


Web: www.edupodder.com

Main Geek Blog: sloantech.blogspot.com


(408) 605
-
0692


S_sloan@mac.com


Conversation


What do you think of wikis?


Please do an evaluation


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