Wikispaces on NPR

logo_npr_125.gifIf you were listening to NPR’s Morning Edition this morning (Thursday, 29 November), you might have heard a mention of Wikispaces float over the airwaves. The topic was the growth of online learning in higher education, a revolution we see from a front-row seat every day.

We talk a lot about the tremendous uptake of wikis in K-12 education, and we’re seeing the same pattern now in higher education. From small study groups to single classes to whole universities, the spirit and simplicity of wikis just make sense. And the last two years have been the tip of the iceberg — the future looks big and bright for wikis in the classroom.

The story by Larry Abramson, “Illinois School Looks to Tech Tools to Teach”, can be found online in both text and audio formats at npr.org:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16709807

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3 Comments

  1. Posted November 29, 2007 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

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  2. Lynn Ratkey
    Posted November 29, 2007 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    I did hear the article on NPR this morning at 5:15AM! It jolted me into listening to the rest of the article, how Colleges and universities are thinking of requiring an online course during a student’s college career. I think that is a necessity: students need to be able to get on a website, answer questions, listen to instructions and be accountable! We are in the 21st Century…Live it!

  3. Pam B
    Posted December 8, 2007 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    I did not hear the segment on NPR, but I do use a wiki. I am a graduate student taking a course titled, “Computers in Education”. My professor introduced us to wikis by posting our syllabus and class assignments on wikispaces. We have conducted group discussions about readings, and shared websites, files and ideas about teaching in all subject areas on our class wiki.

    For our group project, we created our own wiki page so we could share files and post responses to each others’ work. This is better than email, because it records a history of the discussions so that we can refer back to prior work with ease.

    Wikis are a great format for graduate students to collaborate on group projects, rather than meeting in person. The wiki has allowed us to contribute to the project according to our own schedules. Simply put, wikis make life easier.

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