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Week 7, ELPC G1, 2012
Teaching with wikis
Drop-in tech demo
Learning Management Systems (LMSs)
Interactive White Boards (IWBs)
(Demo from ACTDET. Venue TBA.
Tech demo drop-in
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Lecture. Teaching with wikis
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One of my favourite
No tutorial for ELPC G1 this week. This week's tutorial is for
Tech demo drop-in: Learning management systems (LMSs)
Most schools use a Learning Management System (LMS) such as
(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 (
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.
If you are comfortable doing so, then get yourself an account with
Go to your GlobalClassroom homepage
Create a course
Go to your course
Turn editing on
Add resources, activities, blocks
Move and hide/display blocks
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.
Adding content to your my content.doc
SMART Notebook 10 print screen.doc
Downloading Smart Notebook 10.8.doc
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
. Accessed 13 October 2011.
Huvila, I. (2010). Where does the information come from? Information source use patterns in Wikipedia.
15 (3). Available at
l. 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.
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