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Revision as of 06:47, 1 August 2008

Overview

Complexity can be barrier to use of wiki technology. A wiki workshop aims to bring the accessable aspects of wiki within the grasp of an average person. Initially we would like to present a simple introductory workshop. The topics covered would aim to remove the percieved complexity and encourage students to explore what wiki has to offer.

Structure

  • Introduction
    • See the Presentation section of this page for ideas
  • Exercises
    • Several simple excercises are presented
    • Students work at their own pace asking for help as they need it
    • Help about how to perform the tasks is presented as wiki pages
    • Use the wiki to play a collaborative game
      • A collaborative story where each student adds their own plot twists and turns
      • A kind of tag where students use templates to place tags to user pages
  • Learning support
    • Exercises increase in complexity a reasonable amount for each successive exercise.
    • Wiki pages guide students through the process
    • When the user logs in a default user page is created with useful content, help and links.

Presentation

Intro 2 min

  • Why are you here?
  • What are some of the jargon terms you have heard?
  • Establish wiki's context in terms of internet technology. Eg web 2.0, blog, wiki semantic, google, social network.

Why should you care? 2 min

How this intro to wikis will help you:

  • a primer on a better way to communicate (in your office, with your customers, you customers with you)
  • new skills
  • contribute to something you are interested in

Wiki takes you out of the arm chair and puts you in the pilots seat What are some issues you are interested in ? 5-10 min Wikipedia….then NCRES tie in. The old website was hard to edit, and not conducive to COMMUNITY and COLLABORATION. A wiki is the easiest way to add what you know to a place where other people care about what you care about.

Problem: 4 min

Communication is where everything starts. And stops. Problem: communication is the #1 problem in business. Just this morning I was waiting at the doctor’s office, and the lady sitting next to me showed me some paperwork her doctor had sent her, complete with an address, social security number, and a detailed description of the health problem…of a person that she didn’t even know! Wiki’s don’t fix that kind of problem, but it illustrates the types of problems we have in business with communiation. Email is a solution that everyone uses to communicate. Why? Because it is so easy. But have you ever sent a message that you wish you hadn’t? Email is easy, but think of all the problems it can cause. I worked for the University Of Colorado Health Science Center. Mr. Anschutz, the former CEO of Qwest and Denver Billionaire, had just donated a huge sum of money to the university, and they were going to name the new campus after him. So a press release was sent out via email. Usually, spell check is a good thing. But this time, everyone got word that Mr. Auschwitz had donated a large amount of money, and the new campus would bear that name. (OOPS!)

wiki vs. email

Wiki’s don’t fix that kind of problem, but it illustrates the types of problems we have.

Wikis put everyone on the same page. Literally. Here is a good example…

Show youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY

Types of communication.

(have them give examples)

  • One to many
  • Many to one: election process/democracy.
  • (Many to many
    • forum
    • Blog

How many of you have heard about a Blog? (some of these terms sound like a 3 year old talking! Did you read my blog about google? Do you think google googled my blog yet? )

  • Wiki

Examples Wikipedia

Wiki puts an “Edit” button on the intenet.

How to

  • Register,
  • Edit,
  • Watch
  • User Preferences
  • Notification

So, to recap…

  • Wiki takes you out of the arm chair and puts you in the pilots seat
  • A wiki is the easiest way to add what you know to a place where other people care about what you care about.
  • Wiki puts an “Edit” button on the intenet.
  • Wikis put everyone on the same page. Literally.
  • Wikis are one of the many imperfect way to address communication issues. Blogs are another.

which do you think is better?

Open up for questions…

we don’t know where this is headed…

History of Internet in 2 Minutes.

Communication is the key term. Break the word apart: Community. Communion. Togetherness. Understanding. Technology just gets us to the bottleneck quicker.

  • 1.0 90-2000 The Techy People could write, everyone could read. Email is lowest common denominator, the "killer app"

One to many communication.

  • 2.0 2000-2010 p2p, distributed computing, Wiki, anyone can contribute. Wiki has become the lowest common denominator. wiki is "killer app"

many to many communication

  • 3.0 Data will start to organize itself intelligently, beginning of a new era in data. No one can say what the "killer app"!

Everyone is talking about how to represent massive amounts of data that we have collected. The new internet will probably be more like a video game than the flat static web pages we are used to. Look how quickly youtube has taken over. I watch LOST on the internet now! You can watch a ball game on your PHONE!