Have you tried using a wiki in your online course? How did it work for you? What did you find useful? What would you change about how you interact with students through the wiki? According to an article published by Educause (http://bit.ly/s33WYB) there are many benefits:
- Wikis help engage students in their learning while providing social interaction with their peers in the learning process.
- A wiki assignment should enable students to work at the conceptual level of understanding on authentic projects where they can solve problems, discover relationships, discern patterns, and develop a deep understanding of content.
- At the heart of a wiki project is collaborative knowledge building by students mediated by user-generated design, as explained in this article.”
The article is worth the time it takes to read it as it contains a wealth of information, ideas, and suggestions for using wikis more effectively with students.
Follow the conversation about the organization/formation of imug (Iowa Moodle Users Group) on Twitter, using the new hashtag, #imug.