Collaborative Authoring part i - The Wiki

obligatory_wiki_by_cogdogblog_-_19490596_c5fecd2779_b.jpgWouldn't it be great if our learners could collaborate on the same set of documents, without getting confused about where the documents are saved? These days, it's very much a possibility.

Suggested learning activities for you

Extra explorations

  • Play the wikipedia game . Reflect in your blog how useful this might be in your classroom (or not).
  • Take a look at Jill Koppel's Ten Step Wiki Plan to find out the skills you'll need to develop.
  • Start a personal wiki at, and make a page where you
    1. Write about a creative project or journey in your life
    2. Add some images to the description
    3. Find a video that adds to the story, and embed this on the page too.
  • Start up a classroom wiki on the site (if you're in a Victorian ACE provider). Research / invent some ways that a wiki could be useful for your teaching and learning strategies (for example see the slideshow below).

From the original 23 Things course:

  1. Week 7: Wikis

  1. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them.

  1. Add an entry to the Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.

Help files and how-to documents

Tom Barret likes to collect and collate ideas from teachers and creating slideshows, for example this one about ways to use wikis in the classroom:

Photo credit: (creative commons at flickr) Thanks: //cogdogblog (aka Alan Levine)// . Challenge: find out why this bus is labelled "Wiki wiki".

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