Wikis are basically collaborative websites that anyone can contribute to, or edit. The most well known example, of course, is the Wikipedia, and just for the sake of redundancy, here is the Wikipedia definition of a wiki.

This week as I was doing a little more research for my presentation at the Learning 2.0 conference, I came across the Wikiversity. More specifically, I stumbled across their Institute of Film and Television to find a wealth of ideas, lessons, and exercises. I backtracked to the School of Art and Design to find a growing database of information. From their website:

Wikiversity is a community for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities. Wikiversity is a multidimensional social organization dedicated to learning, teaching, research and service. Its primary goals are to:

* Create and host free content, multimedia learning materials, resources, and curricula for all age groups in all languages
* Develop collaborative learning projects and communities around these materials

Many of the "classes" in their school for art and design have not been started or fleshed out yet. Perhaps you have something to contribute!

If you are totally new to wikis, check out this simple and fun introduction:

1 Comment:

  1. Jason Welker said...
    Great video, David! Do you mind if I borrow that for my own wiki presentation at learning 2.0?

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