Wikimania 2011 Haifa - lecture notes
- The usual Wiki story...
- cordial thanks to Dr. Dani Ben-Tzvi @@@@@link to campus website@@@@@,
Shiri Hagani, Shai Spieler
The intensive Seminar
Intense use of Wiki in class:
- Wiki serves as platform for course (Syllabus etc.)
- students required to publish notes Every Thursday for a presentation on Monday
- requirement to work in small teams (2-3 students)
On the ground:
- addition by students to reading material
- conversations on discussion pages before class
- Conversations on discussion pages after class
- better student preparation overall
- increased load for both students and teacher
- new opportunities for "wall flowers"
- fuzzier hierarchy in class
- more responsibility and initiative by the excellent students
- major tool for encouraging excellence!
Teaching load does not allow for full blown use of Wiki in each and every
- Excellent course management tool (much better than Highlearn)
- assignments in Wiki:
- allows combination of teaching and...
- Teaching and research are easy to combine!
- outlining a research project and accessibility to
- source database
- research database
- high-tech version of the card system
- hypertextuality: knowledge architecture as means for
furthering scientific approach? (network theory)
- Introduce option to enable view of specific pages only to subscribed members.
- defend student privacy
- protect secret ongoing research
- avoid copyright issues in teaching
- Enable deletion of usernames
- Rich editor which leaves a clean code ~~ or ~~ integration of shortcut
- options as in ++Notepad
- Sort out RTL-LTR issues, if possible
- open course curricula for use by students and general
- open research archive
- both accessible from all locations (not just office).
- accessibility from everywhere
- allows for discussion and interaction in writing
- which also helps prevent cheating
- academization and democratization of school curricula
Wiki (in English) a perfect tool for collaborative international projects
The goal: creation of a first-class academic-level truly-encyclopedic reference
database in Hebrew Wikipedia.