Sunday, September 9, 2007

Barn building wiki exercise

Following Nancy White's lecture last week, some of the class had a bit of a discussion about the barn building activity on the wiki for assessment two.

It was agreed that the class would start with some existing content on WikiEducator called Facilitating Online and work on changing it to suit the group's needs and preferences.

Also each of you will create your own wiki page which has information on it relevant to your discipline and the culture of your students. This will all count towards assessment two:

In this assessment you will collaborate as part of a wiki community in a "barn building" activity. You will set up information relevant for facilitation in your discipline and also help develop content for this course. This assessment is due in Week 17, and is worth 25% of your total course marks. The emphasis in this assessment is on how actively you contribute to the wiki and participate in the wiki community..

Information about all the assessments is on Blackboard. Please remind yourself about what you need to do for each.

How to start?
  • Look at this short video clip on Wikis in plain english
  • Set up an account on WikiEducator
  • Do the basic wikiEducator tutorials
  • Make a start - contribute to the Facilitating Online information and add your own discipline specific pages.
Remember we agreed to have some synchronous sessions on Elluminate every Monday night at 730 pm. You can choose to check in or not but there will be a facilitator there anyway. I would like to make a start on working on the wiki synchronously from Monday 10 September if people are keen following the 10 min lecture and discussion session.

Ten Minute lecture this week
Remember the 10 minute lecture on Monday night 10 September at 7 pm is:
Sean FitzGerald - Learning Communities in Virtual Worlds.

Go to Elluminate meeting.

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