Introducing the Professional Development training wiki

A wiki is something that a whole bunch of people can be looking at, at the same time, from anywhere in the world. And those people can be reading the same things, and watching the same video clips, and following the same links, and, through the magic of the Discussion tab, sharing comments, all at the same time.

Of course you already know this. And some of you have already figured out that you can use your wiki in conjunction with the web conferencing tools you already have, and conduct online seminars right from your wiki. So what would make more sense than using that capacity for presenting from a wiki to run your wiki training?

Recently we put together this Professional Development wiki for educators and educational technologists who are looking for tools that will help them demonstrate how to use wikis, and to show what a powerful tool wikis can be. Even if you’re not an educator, though, you could adapt some of the talking points and activities to your own needs.

If you want to give this presentation from your own wiki — or if you’ve developed other wiki presentation and training tools that you want to share with us — email us at

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  1. Posted September 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Eventually, I would like to give this presentation from my own wiki. Perhaps you could tell me how to set that up.
    Susan Briggs

  2. Posted September 30, 2010 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    I would love to have the professional development wiki!

  3. Posted September 30, 2010 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    Thank you. This is just want I wanted and needed to learn more about working with wikis buit didn’t know where to turn to.

  4. Posted September 30, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    I really enjoy using the wiki website. Being able to communicate with fellow classmates, and being able to read all the responses at one time it great.

  5. Posted September 30, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    I would like to present at a teacher conference in March on wikis. Could I get more information about the wiki on using a wiki to present PD on wikis.

  6. Posted September 30, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I would appreciate knowing and having this material. What do I need to do?

  7. Patricia Spruill
    Posted October 1, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Would love to do this for my peers at school…its a great way for students doing group projects to get equal time and properly acknowledged for it

  8. Posted October 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I think this space on the web It’s great, it helps us to improve our professional growth, we have the opportunity to share our ideas and experiences also we can receive information about different kind of activities to our needs.


    Rosa Pilatuña.

  9. Posted October 3, 2010 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Thanks. This sounds incredibly useful. I have been trying to get a national organisation going across Australia using a wiki with busy people who mostly don’t know each other. While the idea is that they can do lots of self-discovery, they just don’t – but they DO respond when I’m around/online/onphone – so if I’m demonstrating and they know it, this will get the desired audience (I hope). Wiki + my online presence = success!

    I am a trainer at TAFE and community colleges, so much of my work is helping other educators be more productive using online tools and better getting their ideas across online.

  10. Debbie
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    Hi Julie Jackson,

    Sure, just send us an e-mail at and we’ll get a copy made for you.


  11. Debbie
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorie,

    If you send us an e-mail at we’ll make a copy of the PD wiki for you that you can customize as needed.


  12. Debbie
    Posted October 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi Bob Lear,

    Just send us an e-mail at and we’ll get a copy of the PD wiki setup for you.


  13. Posted October 6, 2010 at 4:23 am | Permalink

    Hi Debbie,

    I’m sorry to say that I’m a total novice at wiki. It’s going to take awhile before I can really get started. I do hope you will be patient enough in helping me get started.


  14. Francoise
    Posted December 3, 2010 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    I’ve been using wikispaces with my 4th grade class for almost three months and it’s continuously evolving. My students enjoy collaborating and pulling resources together on the wiki. I want to involve more of my colleagues and would appreciate a copy of the PD wiki too! :D


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