SCoPE/Virtual Field Trip WikiEducator August 10 2009
Virtual Fieldtrip, WikiEducator, August 10, 2009
- Wikirandy's transformation
- The Wiki Wiki - http://www.wikieducator.org/Wiki_Wiki
- Media:WikiEducator Survey August 2009.pdf
- Alexa.com Traffic Search Results - top 90,000 websites in world (August 2009)
Focusing on "Community Purpose"
- Content - educational resources, learning resources, etc.
- Connections - networks, communities, relationships
- Conversations - dialogue in groups
- Context - background, history, orientation
Which WikiEducator Community?
(1) WikiEducator - general
(2) WikiEducator - Community Media - specific
(3) LearnShare HIV AIDS
- HeyWire8 - NZ
- Primal Needs Gone Digital: Educators Motivations in Open Wiki Spaces, Randy Fisher (MA thesis work), 2009
- Teacher Collaboration Portal
Archbishop Desmond Tutu: A Call for Freedom
- Watch Desmond Tutu, at the opening of a Digital Freedom Exposition conference (2007) at the University of the West Cape, South Africa.
About Virtual Field Trips
BCcampus Online Communities
+1 250 318 2907 | GMT-8
Invitation to Present
Awhile back during a Skype chat I asked if you would be interested in facilitating a virtual field trip to Wikieducator. This idea came about from the Online Community Enthusiasts gathering in Vancouver.
Since then John Smith (leader of CPSquare.org) and I have been talking about the possible schedule and structure of these field trips. We plan to schedule 4 per year, and would be very interested in having you go FIRST. :-) You may already know that Nellie Deutsch and Gladys Gahona will be facilitating a SCoPE seminar: Collaborative Projects on Wikieducator beginning August 10th. Would you be available and willing to do a virtual field trip August 10th? It seems like a perfect way to launch the seminar. This event would be promoted jointly by SCoPE and CPSquare,
As a way to structure the field trips John and I thought the 'CP4' model would be simple and effective. Briefly, the model was developed by the US Military and uses 4 overlapping elements to describe a community's purpose: Content, Connections, Conversation and Context. I'll be adding a section to the CPSquare Wiki to describe the model in more detail, and to organize field trip information: http://cpsquare.org/wiki/Welcome
We'll use Elluminate for the web tour and discussion. We would schedule 1 hour but should allow plenty of time for questions. So essentially your role would be to show Wikieducator, and describe the community using the 4 elements, perhaps noting any tensions in the way these areas are interconnected. This will be a great way to get feedback from individuals who have experience in online community leadership roles.
What do you think? Are you interested? I hope so! :-)
Where Elluminate: http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/resource/view.php?id=1601
Tips for Randy
Before the session
- In your web browser open each page you wish to visit in a separate tab, in the sequence you plan to show them
- Test your audio, etc http://elluminate.com/support/index.jsp
During the session
- Log in using the participant link (not the moderator link). Sylvia will bump you up to moderator. That way your real name appears.
- Pause every few minutes to allow for questions
- Avoid too much scrolling and jumping around because pages can be slow to download for participants
Sylvia logs in at 14:15 to:
- upload welcome slide (Randy isn't using slides)
- meet with Randy to help get set up if needed
- welcome participants to the session as we approach 15:00.
- start recording
- introduce Randy (bios)
Sylvia will also send several notices out via twitter leading up to the session.
John Smith will
- monitor text chat and bring forward questions / offer the microphone
- have some questions 'in the bag' / help focus on C4P model
- bring closure
- thank everyone, and point them in the direction of the SCoPE seminar
- stop the recording