Category Archives: wikis

Adventures in WikiCasting: Fast, Free, and Out of Control

Having been prepared for the likelihood that I had made royal ass of myself, I’m more than a bit relieved that so far the response to WikiRadio has been positive. James Farmer, Stephen Downes, and Scott Leslie each noted that … Continue reading

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WikiRadio now begins its broadcast day…

This is not DJ Edit, but he plays him on WikiRadio A couple weeks back I described my audio production learning curve while developing an online presentation for the NMC Conference on Social Computing. The conference having been a roaring … Continue reading

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Wikispam I could learn to love…

A few months back, I gave a talk at the ITI Conference at Utah State, using a wiki as my presentation tool. My final screen was a selection entitled “what to do”, a vague series of recommendations, tacked on mostly … Continue reading

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Espaces Grand Ouverts — Translators Wanted

I’ve been relieved by the response to my recent EDUCAUSE Review article on wikis. I was terrified at the prospect of SeriousWikiHeads reading the piece and ripping it to shreds, but so far the feedback has been gentle. Among others, … Continue reading

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With open systems, comes — “gasp” — process

The Small Pieces free-for-all is slowly taking shape. So far, much of the discussion has been framed around process issues (as noted by Alan and D’Arcy, among others), but that’s cool — participants are feeling their way in an open … Continue reading

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Paper never gets the chance to solidify

I’m down with the essentially anonymous character of wiki co-construction — it may not be a requirement, but it is somehow emblematic of “the wiki way”, whatever the hell that might be… But sometimes I wish people would sign their … Continue reading

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Syllabus Defiled

Another reason to keep an eye on the weblogs. Bryan Alexander alerts me to a short case study I wrote about UBC’s use of wikis for Syllabus magazine. The piece is a fairly straight-ahead (and ruthlessly shortened) description of how … Continue reading

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Visualizing the history flow of Wikipedia

IBM’s Collaborative User Experience Research group has posted a preliminary report on their work in “visualizing dynamic, evolving documents and the interactions of multiple collaborating authors” : Most documents are the product of continual evolution. An essay may undergo dozens … Continue reading

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Housecleaning, and a couple of workshops…

I’ve added a couple of new features to the page, neither of which qualify as revolutionary, but both provide useful functionality and were so easy to implement that even I was able to do them… The “in-flux” section on the … Continue reading

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Open source in education – wiki on wikis

Alan turned me on to an intriguing event hosted by the Open Space Institute (US): We are building an interactive database on Open Space applications in education. While the wiki space is already open and waiting for your stories, the … Continue reading

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