Wiki for Higher Education (wiki4HE) is a research project being carried out by Spanish researchers aiming to analyse the use of Internet open content for university teaching and explore and propose new ways for using these resources in learning processes.
wiki4HE will specifically examine the educational uses of one of the most important open repositories of knowledge nowadays, Wikipedia, and explore the attitudes and perceptions of university teachers towards this virtual collaborative encyclopaedia (and open resources in general).
The expected outcomes of the project are a clear understanding of the perception, attitudes and uses of Wikipedia by university faculty and the identification of factors influencing these perceptions and practices. Moreover, taking into account this information, wiki4HE will produce a catalogue of educational practices and tutorials involving the use of Wikipedia, which teachers and university staff will be able to adapt to suit their needs and their pedagogical orientations.
Finally a set of recommendations will be drafted in order to help any university teacher to design, plan and implement new teaching practices using open resources in the Internet.
Das SchulWiki Köln ist die gemeinsame Lernplattform für Kölner Schulen, die es ermöglicht offene Lehrinhalte zu entwickeln und bereitzustellen. Das Wiki kann dabei helfen, digitale Medien und kooperative Arbeitsformen in den Unterricht der Schulen zu integrieren und das individualisierte Lernen zu fördern. Dabei profitieren nicht nur die Kölner Schulen von den Ergebnissen, sondern alle Besucher des SchulWiki Köln.
Wikisym is a leading conference in understanding how individuals, groups, organizations and society can use information and communication technology to enable novel and meaningful collaboration and collective action. Researchers and practitioners from all over the world have gathered together in these meetings to discuss and display their insights into this important area of inquiry.
WikiSym 2012 is pleased to be collocated withthis year. Ars Electronica is an annual festival that has been occurring since 1979 and helps explore the intersection of art and technology. Thousands of people attend this event, and should make for a vibrant and exciting atmosphere in Linz.
The material in Wisdom in wiki production is intended as a guide for all those interested in the use of wikis, already using them, or planning to use them. This material aspires to bring up various views and potential uses such as wikis in education, civic activities, business, communications, project work and even collaborative writing.
The production and enhancement of this material is open to anyone interested in it. Please familiarise yourself with the material, form your opinion and edit, insert or delete text as necessary. Wisdom in wiki production will be increased in this way.
Classroom4.eu is a project that tries to map the cultural history and civilization of Europe as an exchange and communication process with the help of a student-designed wiki. European history is connected with the regional and local research: Students describe in short essays how their city, their region has participated in the European innovation processes. The project aims at all European upper secondary schools, and especially promotes an independent, research-based and propaedeutic learning.
For further information see also: http://www.classroom4wiki.eu/
The ESSIE Annual Convention 2012 is a definite mark on the calendar. Following last year’s success, this is already the 2nd Annual Convention that ESSIE organises in Leuven! It allows YOU to participate in shaping the Mission ESSIE has embarked on. The 2012 Annual Convention brings together all distinctive individuals from the ESSIE society from many different education sectors.
The Convention is a unique occasion for open interaction, learning and adoption, and provides the opportunity to explore new visions of the future, which ESSIE is determined to shape with YOU. The Annual Convention 2012 will be an energetic event, providing the stage for many terrific presenters to reflect on their research and practice, as well as on their struggles. Paper can be submitted. All accepted papers will be published under ISBN in the eBook: “ESSIE Annual Convention 2012: Change in Education”.
Join us at this event and help shape the workings of education. This year, a complementary capacity is maintained, to ensure a diversity in acceptance of papers. All residential in one location, there are plenary presentations and four flanking paper presentation sessions. Participation is open to universities, colleges, institutions, professional education, vocational education, primary and secondary education, as well as public and private organisations, networks and multipliers! Please note that ESSIE Members obtain a reduction on their registration fee.
Manualul are rolul de a-i ghida pe profesori (o categorie largă, fără îndoială) în găsirea, crearea, adaptarea şi schimbul de Resurse Educaţionale Deschise. Există un paralelism între dezvoltarea Manualului RED şi dezvoltarea tipică a unui soft spaţiu deschis, în special în privinţa dezvoltării unui produs rafinat. Este luată în discuţie ideea de texte deschise având un ciclu de publicare similar cu acela al softului sursă deschisă. Comparaţiile între felul în care softul sursă deschisă tratează erorile şi feedback-ul din partea utilizatorilor sunt folosite în acelaşi scop în cadrul proiectului Manualului RED.
Dificultăţile legate de dezvoltarea wiki, de pildă redenumirea şi organizarea paginilor, dimensionarea textului şi manipularea imaginii sunt aduse în discuţie, deşi se constată că multe proiecte wiki au succes. Este sugerată, de asemenea, folosirea Subversion, instrument de lucru bine cunoscut în gestiunea dezvoltării software, ca un model pentru un nou instrument de dezvoltare al RED.
Acest articol ia în discuţie asemănările dintre procesul de dezvoltare software şi instrumentele pentru crearea RED şi prezintă cele mai bune practici din ambele perspective.