Award Report – Wikis in Education: Exploring theory and practice.
On Monday, November 5, 2007, the Richard M. Johnston Health Sciences Library sponsored an online, synchronous training session entitled Wikis in Education: Exploring theory and practice. This workshop was designed and delivered to fulfill the requirements of the NN/LM MAR Online Training Development Award given June 2007. The workshop was designed and delivered by instructional design consultant Marcy L. Brown.
The workshop offered the following learning objectives, which were shared with participants at the beginning of the session:
1- Define a wiki
2- List and describe educational uses of wikis
3- Evaluate an educational wiki for clarity, usability, and pedagogical value
4- Explain ways in which a wiki might be used in the participant’s environment
The workshop was designed to take advantage of synchronous technology (Adobe Connect) and also required additional reading and pre-work by participants in order to fully engage them in a topic of using wikis in education.
The 90-minute synchronous session was attended by 13 individuals froma variety of clinical and academic health science library environments. Six librarians who registered for the session did not actually attend the workshop.
Mary Jo Dorsey, The Richard M. Johnston Health Sciences Library- The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Pittsburgh, PA