Outlining in MediaWiki

Doc Searls

MediaWiki is what we like to use at the Berkman Center. Earlier this month I blogged about something I’d like called a “Micki&# : a wiki that works like an outliner. Now, thanks to mind-opening help from Dave , I’m looking to edit existing wikis with an outliner. That’s a great place to start. I’m writing this blog in an outliner. Why not a wiki? It’s what we use for ProjectVRM , and it’s what Wikipedia uses. And it has an API. This is good.

Test LMS

Clark Quinn

Wikis: BoltWire DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki Blogs: Dotclear Eggblog FlatPress Globber LifeType Loudblog Nucleus CMS Serendipity SimplePHPBlog Textpattern WikyBlog WordPress Zomplog I hope someone will play around a bit and let me know how this works out for them In the past, I've had a few posts around how you can test your courses under an LMS: SCORM Test Test SCORM Courses with an LMS One of the problems cited was the lack of available LMS test environments.

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The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Tweet. This is the 4th in a series of posts about how L&D departments can move forward from their traditional role of creating, delivering and managing formal learning.

[2b2k]The inevitable messiness of digital metadata

David Weinberger

Neil then proposes RDF and linked data as appropriate ways to capture the very important relationships among ideas, pointing to the Semantic MediaWiki as a model. Neil Jeffries , research and development manager at the Bodleian Libraries , has posted an excellent op-ed at Wikipedia Signpost about how to best represent scholarly knowledge in an imperfect world.

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

For example, Intelpedia was set up using the open source MediaWiki software that is used to power Wikipedia itself. On 1 October I released the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list , and in my introductory analysis I said.

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#OEB14 - Open Educational Resources 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

'Alan Tait From Distance Learning to Open Education - ICT is now normal - we don''t talk about distance learning, but ''technology enhanced learning'' - students learn as much outside the classroom as inside - I wonder if OERs are really delivering on their promise - there''s a huge number of resources - I wonder whether MOOCs are proving more useful than OERs - ''Who stole our cheese'' dog-whistle - painful for the image of open universities - I took a MOOC from the University of East Anglia - it was really good, where did they learn to do that? - FutureLearn - a pedagogically-designed platform from the very beginning - designed from the outset for social learning, mobile learning - 750K learners in the first few months - MOOCs are showing there is a huge demand for learning in the world - The adage that MOOCs have poor pedagogy isn''t true any more - We need a new taxonomy of MOOCs - Open education is fighting a battle of a different sort: - open education is anti-commoditization of learning - can the marketisation of education be reversed? - distance and e-learning will not remain separate Oivind Hoines - Norway Norweigan Digital Learning Arena - large scale working model for Open Educational Resources - objectives: - free and open digital learning resources for all - teachers and pupils contributing to their own learning resources - we have the most traffic in Norway for digital learning resources - costs - 55 Euros per student - 1.5 Euros per student per subject - 2-layered approach - editorial staff and private companies to produce learning resources - people contribute their own creations and remixes - mechanism that allows publishers to acquire and resell material back to us - preconditions for the paradigm shift: - legislation - accountability - economy - we had financial backing - technology - wifi everywhere, students have laptops - inspiration - conferences like these - factors for a sustainable model - public commitment to long-term backing - involvement of the teachers - open licensing, metadata and open formats - don''t reinvent - use what is already working Comments - the field is less developed in Germany - how much is state institute, and how much is NGOs funded by the state - response - NDLA is owned by the counties - values behind open education to create an open society - a number of OERs are not creating the open society - they are still in silos, still in the academic self-referential world - thinking of MOOCs - do we just want students producing OERs, or do we want them co-creating knowledge - we should look at MOOCs as a space to transform society, not just higher ed - I wonder also about educational institutions giving grades - Einstein - grading made scientific enquiry distasteful - how can we keep these as being the metrics for the system Paul Bacsich POERup - Policies for OER Uptake Mapping OERs, MOOCs, Open Learning, etc - inventory of 501 OER initiatives, 200 more in in the queue - 33 country reports, 8 case studies - we are working in the context of UK, US activities, flexible learning barriers, etc - picture of the map tool - mapping is easy with Google Map Engine and Semantic MediaWiki - set up database, find addresses, map it - (OER includes MOOCs, in my definition, sorry UNESCO, the world is changing) - (SD - very odd mapping eg, nothing in Utah) - what about open access? - see OpenDOAR mapping open access - Reflections: - don''t trust maps that much, but they''re useful as a guide - have pins had their day and should we use shading? - EU - Opening Up Education - a hierarchy 0. open access - general use and research 1. OER (UNESCO/COL) 2. Freely available / wrong license 3. Free to closed communities 4. Freemium 5. Lower-cost eg $3000 degree 6. Commercial cost - eg. UK MSc Online - back to the Iron Triangle - life does not stop if we have to pay 10 Euros a month for some services - eg., for their music, spotify; or netflix - but some people can''t pay it - ir suddenly makes the economic models much more tractable Thoughts - UKeU died, people moved on - focus on audiences vs markets - be honest with mainstream students, who benefits, and why - start reducing the system and life-cycle costs - an end to gtrand gestures - tilt the balance slightly Larry Cooperman UC Irvine, OCW Consortium Open Education 2.0 - 2000-2001 - we had this view of the university - certification - etc - then came the internet - faculty came up with the answer: open courseware - at this time the internet was primarily a publication and distribution network - I view an overall trend (Martin Trow) - transition from elite to mass - eventually would reach a state of universal higher education (50%) - this has already been reached in a few countries - higher education is the gateway, from a family perspective - also, a question of competition for increasingly scarce professional jobs - we are seeing the beginning of trends against social mobility - finally, it''s a question of an educated citizenry taking on global problems - Colombia - vast increase in enrollment, but. - decrease in graduation rates - attainment remains steady or rising very slightly - leads to the question: what targets do we have for open education - A new iron triangle? Access - Cost - Success - we have more and more access, but it doesn''t translate to success - vs. eg. CUNY project - they had 23% completion rate - so they set up blocks of time; analyzed issues of costs; added counseling to support study habits and organizational methods - student success costs money - but every $4K spent on students saved $250K in society (Henry Levin study) - MOOCs have forced a new conversation - not that xMMOcs etc have solved any problems - it''s about those lecture halls - lecturing is ineffective, but it''s the dominant mode - eg. meta-analysis of biology lectures - if they were a clinical trial, they would have been stopped - in moving the MOOC model forward - universities have sole professors - why not ask large communities how to do it - we have to get better at analytics - weak peer learning capabilities - open licensing will play a dramatic role Comments - have you explored the possibility of translating (Norwegian) content? Response: no. We have to produce in two languages. - given a $4K expenditure results in a $250K benefit to society, is there any justification for tuition fees? Responses (Alan) - in UK, education has been repackaged as ''entirely for personal benefit'' and must be paid for entirely by the student - this is a completely untenable situation (Larry) - what if we said the same situation should exist for primary education? It cuts across the notion that we should have universal education. In California, we began to charge fees, the master plan was abandoned. What did we develop from that? These world-class institutions. Silicon Valley was a product of the educational system. Ed should be enhanced by policies of free access. - moved from classroom teaching to exclusively online - the internet provides an opportunity for providing resources - but missing is the human connection - I miss seeing my students face to face - what about the human element? Responses (Paul) - in virtual schools ongoing, there is very little shared - look at longstanding virtual schools - they take great care with how they construct learning experience - they are criticized by MOOkie types for being too prescriptive - people won''t open up their minds - you should go and see them'

Use of Wikis as Compared to Other Tools

Tony Karrer

It gives some interesting indications: Number of evaluations by eLearningGuild Members of the use of the types of tools: Courseware authoring tools - 4,000 Rapid eLearning authoring tools - 3,000 MediaWiki - 40 users This analysis is very crude as compared to the rich data.

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Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Applications in Learning - eLearning Technology , March 3, 2008 Ten tips for choosing & using social software - Learning Conversations , February 23, 2009 Enterprise 2.0 - eLearning Weekly , August 1, 2009 MediaWiki and Twiki – Open Source Wikis Test LMS - eLearning Technology , September 10, 2008 10 Social Media Tools For Learning - The eLearning Coach , November 16, 2009 Web 2.0 I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below.

#OEB14 Rheingold, Lewin, Stevenson

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

We use MediaWiki, we use Discourse (discourse.com) - working with the organizers of these open learning courses (eg. These are summary notes of the presentations at Online Educa Berlin, 2014. If the text uses the first person, it is the presenter speaking, not me. Aida Opoku-Mensah E-Learning Africa I''ve seen the impact of e-learning. In countries where we can not invest enough in schools, e-learning is the only option. There are far too many people without access to learning. -

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The course was launched in September, 2008, using Moodle, MediaWiki, WordPress, and an application designed by Downes called gRSShopper. Reusable Learning Resources The initial development of online learning technology began at scale with the development of the learning management system (LMS) in the mid-1990s. These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks.

The social media I use

Nancy White

Wikispaces and other wikis, including MediaWiki. Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At the end of the post, I promised to write about WHAT social media I currently use. So here it is.

Increasing “Jointness” and Reducing Duplication in DoD Intelligence

Martijn Linssen

This is modified MediaWiki software and shown in the edit history mode.

The Art of Community Building: Two Views

Andy McAfee

Don, Sean, and a small group of their colleagues have been instrumental in deploying, growing, and maintaining a single instance of Mediawiki software across all 16 federal intelligence agencies. Photo of Andrew McAfee Home Blog About RSS Andrew McAfees Blog The Business Impact of IT Tweet The Art of Community Building: Two Views by Andrew McAfee on April 10, 2009 Intellipedia mavens Sean Dennehy and Don Burke were guests in my MBA course yesterday, and once again wowed my students.

Ask Idealware: Solutions for Tagging and Archiving a Discussion List | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

They pair this with a wiki (using Mediawiki ) on their server where they collect “community knowledge&# The community practice is whomever asks the question, collects the answers then summarizes them on a wiki page.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. It could just as easily have been called Web 2.0 Applications in Learning. It was designed to be a small to medium size group discussion, but because the room was large it was very challenging to do that successfully. I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions.