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EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #26
A Conversation with Demetri Orlando on Wikis in Education
December 19, 2006
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A conversation with Demetri Orlando about Wikis in Education. Check out the chat transcript for wonderful wiki resources.

[JL] stream sounds great
[Alex Ragone] Thank you Mr. Lebow!
[Alex Ragone] Good to have you here.
[JL] Great to be here
[arvind grover] hey jeff
[JL] Hey Arvind
[JL] Very cool news about having more shoutcast installs out there
[Alex Ragone] Jeff -- do want in to the conversation?
[Alex Ragone] Yes --- about the shoutcast server.
[JL] VERY smooth intro
[JL] Thanks for the invite - I'm delighted to lurk
[Alex Ragone] Thanks.
[Alex Ragone] Sweet.
[arvind grover] we're getting there
[arvind grover] i do worship the NPR intros though
[arvind grover] list of social networking sites and how many users they have:
[Alex Ragone] School Computing Wiki:
[arvind grover] if you're like me and need to search for anything on your computer (windows), get copernic desktop search. much better than google i think:
[arvind grover] searches your e-mail, documents, etc
[arvind grover] see the recent changes at school computing:
[arvind grover] useful features in wikis according to demetri: search, recent changes, having an account, history tab (of any page)...
[Demetri] What might cause a wiki to catch on?
[Demetri] being comfortable with stuff in process
[arvind grover] alex hits nail on head! wikis are "in process" - people get uncomfortable with posting that on the web
[arvind grover] intermediate deadlines work well with wikis - stages in the process
[arvind grover] peer editing also works well
[Alex Ragone] commenting.
[arvind grover] yes
[arvind grover] challenging graduate students to edit each other's work brings up issues
[arvind grover] discussion tab on wiki pages allows you to talk about what's being written on the main page
[arvind grover] wikispaces gives away free wikis for educators:
[Alex Ragone] Having examples.
[arvind grover] welcome tom
[Alex Ragone] Lessig's Free Culture:
[Alex Ragone] For info on Creative Commons.
[Alex Ragone]
[arvind grover] 3rd graders choose your adventure wiki page
[Alex Ragone]
[Alex Ragone] Warlick's Day in the Life
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[Alex Ragone]
[Alex Ragone]
[JL] Have to run. As always, a pleasure to listen in guys. Demetri, THANKS very much for creating such a useful resource. I will definitely be making us of it and directing students there for the 'Computer Assisted Language Learning' course I'll be teaching this winter.
[Demetri] thank you!
[JL] Yes, We New Hampshirites are very proud of the segway - Live Free or Die, Stand up and Drive!
[arvind grover] ha ha, what about those ones that were going out of control? bad firmware, bad!
[Alex Ragone]
[arvind grover] the net@risk
[arvind grover]
[arvind grover] demetri's question: how do we avoid becoming the borg?
[arvind grover] are we too plugged in?
[arvind grover] the edublog awards show:
[arvind grover] fantastic resources here from the nominees to the award winners

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