Documentation:Wiki Decision Tree
Why use a Wiki?
- Collaborative platform for long term knowledge creation and refinement
- Bring something into a more public view
- Contribute to the community of knowledge users
- It is flexible - it can be iterative and re-used across terms in a varying context.
- Student as a producer model - Students can produce something of value to wider audience
- It supports collaboration within and across groups.
- It supports sharing in technology (for ex: embed in WordPress, create a wikibook,etc.)
Example of Assignment types
- Creating a Collaborative fiction in Wiki
- Creating a knowledge space
- Creating a community resource
- Creating a documentation
- Editing an existing wiki article
- Doing article analysis/critique/gap analysis
- Translate a wiki article
- Copyediting a wiki article
- etc. (Please feel free to contribute to this list if you have more ideas)
Please see the How Instructors are Teaching with Wikipedia Case Studies Handout for more examples.
Choose a Wiki platform
When you are creating an assignment in Wiki, there are 2 choices to choose from:
- UBC Wiki
You will have to choose between 2 to find out which tool is appropriate for assignment.The diagram below will help you make decision on which tool to choose.
- Orientation Support: WikiEdu has orientation resources for instructors and students
- Learner Management Support: WikiEdu will guide you on how to use WikiEdu to manage your course
- Assignment Scaffolding: WikiEdu has a tool to scaffold assignment with course schedule
- Consultation: CTLT, UBC Library or Faculty Support provides consultation on how you want to integrate wiki to your course
- One on One Support: Trouble with Wiki? Drop by at the LT hub (lthub.ubc.ca)
- Workshops: CTLT and UBC Library facilitates workshops on open practice in wiki