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Tools to “Think With”

UW Knowledge Works: A Content
Management System in Teaching and
Learning


Aaron Louie, Information Architect

William Washington, User
-
Centered Designer

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Is the web still a place where people
broaden themselves, à la the idea of an
information commons?


Does the average user actually use the
tools developed through our body of
knowledge and practice?

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Outline

I.
Introduction to UW KnowledgeWorks

II.
Learning by contributing to the web

III.
Research & theory informing design

IV.
Conclusion

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Part I

Introduction to UW KnowledgeWorks

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How UWKW Began







Arthritis Source development




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How UWKW Began

The Arthritis Source


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How UWKW Began


UWKW prototyped


Learning opportunities emerged


CMS in the classroom


LIS theory research


Needs analysis at UW


Arthritis Source development




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UW KnowledgeWorks

Creating

Reflecting

Sharing

Publishing

Public
Website

Authoring, Sharing,

and Administration Workspace

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Template

Published Article

Web
-
based Articles

Articles are generated using a template and responses to
the template prompts

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Template Builder

An instructor or student can design a template

Pages

Sections

Prompts

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Categories for Organization

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Sharing, Reviewing, Commenting,
Editing, & Publishing

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Customizable Roles & Permissions

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Multiple Search Strategies

Query
Parsing



Browse by

Categories


Advanced Search


Drill
-
down

Menus

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Part II

Learning by contributing to the web

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CMS in Three Learning
Environments


Architecture: UW BaSiC Initiative


Law and Information: lawforWA.org


Honors: Digital Tools for Study Abroad

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Learning Opportunities


Authentic learning


Analyzing and thinking deeply about structure of
knowledge in domain


Creating knowledge
-
building communities

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UW College of Architecture: BaSiC Initiative


Opportunities
for

authentic
learning

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UW College of Architecture: BaSiC Initiative


Opportunities
for

authentic
learning

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UW Law School, iSchool, Washington Council on
Public Legal Education: LawForWa.org


A tool for


students

to

“think with”

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UW Law School, Ischool, Washington Council on
Public Legal Education: LawForWa.org

Thinking deeply
about the structure
of a domain

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UW Honors Program:

Digital Tools for Study Abroad

Opportunities

for

knowledge
-
building
communities

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UW Honors Program:

Digital Tools for Study Abroad

Opportunities

for

knowledge
-
building
communities

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Learning Opportunities
Revisited


Authentic learning


Analyzing and thinking deeply about structure of
knowledge in domain


Creating knowledge
-
building communities

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Part III

Research & Theory Informing Design

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Research & Theory Informing
Design


Knowledge Organization


Information Retrieval


Content Management


Information Commons

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Knowledge Organization


Theory


Thesaurofacets (J.
Aitchison, et al.)


Information Architecture
(L. Rosenfeld, P.
Morville)

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Knowledge Organization


UWKW Features


Controlled vocabulary


Categorization


Query parsing


Browsing, faceted
navigation, wayfinding


Category searching

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Information Retrieval


Theory


Multiple Search
Strategies (R. Fidel)


Query Expansion (E.
Efthimiadis)

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Information Retrieval


UWKW Features


Browsing, faceted
navigation, wayfinding


Parsed simple keyword
searching


Advanced metadata
searching


Category searching

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Content Management


Theory


Content Management
Systems (R. Boiko)


Collection


Management


Publishing

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Content Management


UWKW Features


File management, editing


Roles, permissions,
workflow


Publishing

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Information Commons


Theory


Metaphor of the
Commons (D. Bollier)


Openness & feedback


Shared decision making


Diversity


Equity


Sociability

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Information Commons


UWKW Features


Personal & community
content spaces


Sharing, commenting,
reviewing


Roles, permissions,
workflow

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Part IV

Conclusions

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Are people using tools developed
with LIS knowledge and practice?


With UWKW as case study, then yes


Move UWKW from prototype to wider use at
UW


LIS theory & research informed:


Design process


Features


Guidelines for use

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Implications for LIS field


Study information behavior in teaching and
learning


Explore knowledge representation as a tool
for learning


Translate research findings into design
heuristics

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Q & A

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References


Kwasnik, B.H. The role of classification in knowledge representation
and discovery.
Library Trends
. 48(1), 22
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47, 1999.


J. Aitchison, A. Gilchrist, and D. Bawden.
Thesaurus construction and
use: a practical manual
. Aslib, London, fourth edition, 2000.


Rosenfeld, L. and Morville, P.
Information Architecture for the World
Wide Web
. Cambridge: O'Reilly, 2002.


Fidel, R. Searchers' selection of search keys: III. Searching styles.
Journal of the American Society for Information Science
, 42(7):515
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527, 1991.


Efthimiadis, E.N. "User choices: A new yardstick for the evaluation of
ranking algorithms for interactive query expansion."
Information
Processing and Management
, 31(4), 605
-
620, 1995.


B. Boiko.
Content Management Bible
. New York, NY: Hungry Minds,
2002.


D. Bollier. Why we must talk about the information commons. From
http://info
-
commons.org/arch/1/bollier.html
. June 2002.