Day 1 Agenda: April 14th, 2009

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Time Topic
8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00-9:15 a.m. Introductions, expectations, workshop objectives
9:15-9:25 a.m. Introduction to Web 2.0 technologies
  • Web 2.0 technologies explained
  • Categories of Web 2.0 technologies
  • Implications for teaching and learning
9:25-9:45 a.m. Introducing wikis and their use in education and libraries

About WikiEducator and Open Education Resources

  • An overview of wikis
  • Examples of their various uses (in schools, libraries and with Information Literacy)
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using wikis
  • The WikiEducator community
  • The values of WikiEducator's community
  • Types of content and projects on wikieducator
9:45-10:00 a.m. Description of the LILC Curriculum
  • Project purpose, objectives, deliverables, timeline
  • The need for collaboration
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Copyright and Open Content
  • Issues of copyright and plagiarism in the development of open content
  • The concept of free content
  • Requirements of the free content definition
  • 4 Common Creative Commons Licenses
10:15-10:30 a.m. Mini Lesson 1: How to register and create an account in wikieducator
  • The benefits of acquiring a user account
  • Registering and creating an account
10:30-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-11:30 a.m. Mini Lessons 2 & 3: Editing and basic text formatting
  • The wikieducator’s publishing mode and editing mode differentiated
  • Editing your User Page which is automatically created when an account is created
  • Differentiating between “Saving Page” and “Previewing Page”
  • Creating a “sandbox” area – a personal practice area in your User Page
  • Using Wiki Syntax and the editor toolbar for formatting text
  • Bolding text, italicising text and adding heading, subheadings and indents
  • Adding bulleted and numbered lists
  • Refining and structuring your user page using the skills learned above
11:00-12:30 p.m. Mini lesson 4: Creating new pages and internal and external links
  • Overview of the structure of a wiki
  • How to create new pages
  • How to create internal and external links
  • Piped links
  • The difference between red and blue internal page links
  • Refining your User Page to include the skills learned above
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:30 p.m. Mini Lesson 5: Uploading images, files and multimedia content in wikieducator
  • The syntax for adding images
  • Supported file types that can be uploaded into Wikieducator
  • Image formatting (framed, thumbs, captions, etc.)
  • Finding images online
  • Uploading images into your User Page
2:30-3:00 p.m. Revising User Pages

Closure for Day 1