Category Archives: wikieducator

Wiki is coming along but still a solo effort :-(

I am making some progress on the wiki with adding content but I am becoming a bit disappointed that the collaborative nature of the wiki is yet to reveal itself to me. Despite advertising to my colleagues all around NZ that I am working on a project that could be of use to them I am still the only editor. I suppose it takes time for things like this to catch on. Also I have discovered that most people are reluctant to publish draft material for all the world to see. (Note to myself: Remember to ask Leigh for those names he thought I should contact to get some collaboration going). This week I went through some of my del.icious sites and created links to them from the wiki. I also had a look for useful YouTube videos but the speed of downloading was infuriatingly slow tonight. Serves me right for being so boring and staying home on a Friday night!

Revelations from wiki meeting

I hosted a meeting in my office for any staff here at Otago Polytechnic interested in wikieducator and about eight or nine turned up. Leigh has documented this thoroughly in his blog
I will go back and read it sometime. As for what I got out of the meeting, the thing that finally sunk in for me is how Blogs can be used as the interface with students and the wiki is really just the repository for the activities, readings, etc for the course. The Blog will be where I communicate with the students and direct them to specific pages in the wiki for the learning activities etc. I will also use the blog to direct them to other resources on the internet and embed vidoes etc into the blog. So its the BLOG that is the central tool here and everything else flows from that! (most of you probably knew that already – what do they say about learning? – it takes seven times hearing something repeated before you learn it!)