I met with my colleagues at the seminary today to discuss how they might use wikis in their new MAML program that is ramping up. I’m currently mashing up an instance of the Swiki wiki system, which we’ve been running for 6 years, into Moodle. As I shared with them today, I accidentally chose to display the wiki in a frame within Moodle. The result: a wiki that works and is easy to use (as opposed to the horrid wiki built-in to Moodle).
I shared a pre-release version of my paper that I’ll be presenting at Site this year on what I’ve learned both in using wikis for the past 6 years as well as a review of the literature on the use of wikis for a course.
My colleagues in the seminary raised some important questions about assessment today during our time together — issues that were important and I hope to learn from them their solutions for assessing student’s work in wikis.
I’d like to hear about how others are assessing work in wikis. Please share a comment if you’d like regarding assessment or how you are using wikis in general.
The NMC Campus in Second Life is a wonderful space for exploring the possibilities of this engaging virtual world. You’ll find a variety of venues on campus to explore and learn from. This video gives a glimpse of both the NMC Campus and their vision for exploring the 3D world of Second Life.
Excellent video about how the web is transforming culture and the way we relate to each other.
Charles J. Ansorge of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has posted a LTA showing how he uses Skype to supplement his online courses by providing virtual office hours and small-group interactive computer-to-computer voice conversations.
Did you know that you can add search engines to Firefox? Check out Mozilla’s Firefox Add-in site to add search engines for Flickr, Technorati, and the like.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to change your photo in FoxTALE.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to change the visual theme in your FoxTALE course.
What an interesting study in branding. This story and related slideshow/presentation show how branding an organization or movement should happen. The most memorable thing that the designer did was listen. He listened for months to the Fedora folks and based on what they had said, extracted a few critical thoughts that would make up the genesis of the logo.
Shared this week at an OICA meeting on our experience with Moodle. Brief QuickTime movie of my part of the presentation is available.