The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) at UBC has been supporting institutional wikis since 2003. Its most recent MediaWiki instance, the UBC Wiki (http://wiki.ubc.ca/), is an institution-wide platform that has emerged as an essential component in the university’s online environment and evolving web strategy. The platform has become a central collaborative workspace, a shared knowledge repository about UBC, a collection of university training materials and documentation, and a rapidly growing set of course materials and open educational resources.
More than a collection of resources, the UBC Wiki serves as a collaborative authoring space for content that is republished on diverse sites across and beyond the institution. This process empowers faculty, students, and staff to edit and share content to benefit the entire campus community. This session will feature a collection of the wiki's "power users", who will share their experiences and expertise. Following the discussion, our guests (along with UBC's WIki Gardener Will Engle and Wiki enthusiast Brian Lamb) will work with interested participants in a hands-on exercise so they can apply these techniques in their own practice.
If you are interested in this session in the Open Education stream, you may also be interested in the following sessions:
Going Public: Into the great wide open
Can I Use This: Using and reusing media
Judy Chan, Sessional Lecturer, Food, Nutrition, and Health and Educational Developer, CTLT
Judy enjoys teaching her introductory food science class where she is able to apply different teaching strategies, such as peer evaluation and modified team-based learning. She recently moved the course content out of WebCT Vista onto the open, sharable wiki platform, and now uses the open content in a hybrid open and private model with Blackboard. She is experimenting teaching with a tablet and letting go of Powerpoint slides. She observes how students learn and adjusts her teaching practices.
Paul Joseph, Systems Librarian and Manager for Programming and Web Services, UBC Library
Paul Joseph is a Systems Librarian and the Manager for Programming and Web Services at UBC Library. He manages a variety of software and web development projects and oversees the maintenance of several library systems with a small team of hard working programmers. Paul has also been the Systems and Technical Services Librarian at the Emily Carr University Library, an Information Architect at the BBC, and has had other librarian positions at the CBC, Natural Resources Canada and the Vancouver Public Library.
David Kohler, TA Training Program Developer, Mathematics
David Kohler has led a team at UBC's Mathematics department to develop hundreds of wiki course pages and resources, and an exam database. David is also an Instructional Skills Workshop facilitator and a recipient of the UBC Graduate Teaching Award 2009/2010, AMS Just Desserts Award 2012, and Mathematics Department Graduate Teaching Award 2012.
Brian Lamb, Teaching and Learning Strategist, CTLT
Brian does his best to keep up with the constant developments and new applications of learning technology at UBC and beyond. He also teaches a course on “Text Technologies: The Changing Spaces of Reading and Writing” for UBC’s Master of Educational Technology program. In addition to his roles at UBC, Brian is Consejo Asesor for the Spanish language Horizon Report. He mutters ill-tempered observations on social learning, open education, disruptive technologies and other such things on his weblog, Abject Learning, http://blogs.ubc.ca/brian/.