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Teaching with wikis
Drop-in tech demo
Learning Management Systems (LMSs) and Interactive White Boards (IWBs) (Demo from ACTDET. Venue TBA.

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Lecture. Teaching with wikis

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No tutorial for ELPC G1 this week. This week's tutorial is for Ed Foundations and CPP 2.


Tech demo drop-in: Learning management systems (LMSs)

Most schools use a Learning Management System (LMS) such as CLC (ACT DET uses CLC but is moving to a new LMS soon) to manage the learning environment. We don’t have access to CLC at UC (and ACT DET won't add you as users -- I've asked), and neither can I create UC Moodle sites for you to play in (Moodle being the LMS that powers LearnOnline); nevertheless it is important that you explore an LMS before you hit your school. Today, we’ll have a look at Moodle and you can create your own Moodle site to play around in.

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If you are comfortable doing so, then get yourself an account with GlobalClassroom.
  1. Register
  2. Go to your GlobalClassroom homepage
  3. Create a course
  4. Go to your course
  5. Turn editing on
  6. Go nuts:
    • Add resources, activities, blocks
    • Move and hide/display blocks
    • Switch roles
    • Try to enrol a buddy

Get help from the Moodle support pages.


Tech demo drop-in: Interactive White Boards (IWBs)

Many classrooms have Interactive White Boards (IWBs) in them. We'll have a visit from Jackalyn Herrick from ACTETD who will take us through SMART Notebook.

You also might want to check out this e-learning ICT showcase on IWBs and Penny Ryder’s top ten tips for using an IWB.

Jackalyn's handouts


Further reading: Wikis

This reading is not compulsory. It is provided for extension only. Many, but not all, of these resources are available on E-reserve for this unit.

Andes, L., & Claggett, E. (2011). Wiki writers: students and teachers making connections across communities. The Reading Teacher 64 (5), 345 – 350.

Davies, J. (2004). Wiki brainstorming and problems with wiki. MSc Project submitted September 2004. Available at http://www.jonathan-davies.co.uk/portfolio/wiki.php. Accessed 13 October 2011.

Huvila, I. (2010). Where does the information come from? Information source use patterns in Wikipedia. Information Research 15 (3). Available at http://informationr.net/ir/15-3/paper433.html. Accessed 3 November 2011.

Glassman, M., & Kan, M. J. (2011). The logic of wikis: The possibilities of the Web 2.0 classroom. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning 6 (1), 93 – 112.

Schillinger, T. (2011). Blurring boundaries: Two groups of girls collaborate on a wiki. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 54 (6), 403 – 413.

Woo, M., Chu, S., Ho, A., & Li, X . (2011). Using a wiki to scaffold primary-school students’ collaborative writing. Journal of Educational Technology & Society 14 (1), 43 – 54.

Zammit, K. (2010). Working with wikis: Collaborative writing in the 21st century. Key Competencies in the Knowledge Society. In Reynolds, N., & Turcsányi-Szabó, M. (eds) Advances in Information and Communication Technology, held as Part of WCC 2010, Brisbane, Australia, September 20-23, 2010. Proceedings, Vol. 324, 447 – 455.