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Using Wikis, Flickr, and YouTube for Research & Instruction. Chella Vaidyanathan History, Political Science, U.S. Govt./International Docs. Librarian University of Miami Libraries Room no: 347K, Otto . Richter Library Education & Outreach Phone: 305-284-6027 E-mail: [email protected]

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Using wikis flickr and youtube for research instruction

Using Wikis, Flickr, and YouTube for Research & Instruction

Chella Vaidyanathan

History, Political Science, U.S. Govt./International Docs. Librarian

University of Miami Libraries

Room no: 347K, Otto . Richter Library

Education & Outreach

Phone: 305-284-6027

E-mail: [email protected]


Wikis blogs differences

Wikis & Blogs: Differences

  • Wikis vs. Blogs

    • “A set of web pages created and managed using wiki software.” – (Walt Crawford)

    • “A web-based set of individual posts initially presented to readers in the reverse chronological order – that is the newest first” (Walt Crawford)

    • Wikis are informative and collaborative whereas blogs are more personal


Why are wikis useful

Why are Wikis Useful?

  • Wikis

    • Easy to create and edit without HTML

    • Open source programs and basic versions are available for free

    • A great tool for collaboration

    • Content is informative

    • Excellent for discussing ideas

    • Share information/bibliographies – useful for research

    • Great for fostering class discussions and getting students interested in course content


Examples of free wikis and course pages

Examples of Free Wikis and Course Pages

  • Examples of Free Wikis and Course/Class Pages

    • Wetpaint–www.wetpaint.com

    • Pbwiki – www.pbwiki.com

    • WikiMatrix – http://www.wikimatrix.org/

    • Wikidot.com – http://www.wikidot.com/learnmore:education

    • Brown University HIST2950 – https://wiki.brown.edu/confluence/display/fall08hist2950s01/Home

    • Ohio State University Hunter Gatherer Societies – http://foragers.wikidot.com/


Flickr youtube instructional uses

Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses

  • Flickr &YouTube for Instruction

    • Flickr is an image hosting and sharing site – people can upload, share, and view images

    • YouTube is a popular video sharing network –people upload, share, and view video clips

    • Great for Visual Learners – very appealing visually

    • “A picture (or video clip) is worth more than a thousand words”

    • Helps students comprehend the concepts/ events/historical/political incidents easily


Flickr youtube instructional uses continued

Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued)

  • Flickr &YouTube for Instruction

    • Students are likely to remember photos and video clips and associate them with theories/concepts that they learned in class

    • Easy to create an account and choose sets of images/photos and small video clips to show in class during lectures

    • Excellent for generating in-class group discussions

    • Flickr – www.flickr.com

    • YouTube – www.youtube.com


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Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued)

  • Flickr &YouTube for Instruction

    • Flickr & Creative Commons License –http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

    • Creative Commons License –http://creativecommons.org/about/

    • Flickr Commons – http://www.flickr.com/commons?PHPSESSID=ea7b4da468f5935f24b65f41dbfc356f

    • YouTube is working with partners – using Creative Commons License


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Flickr & YouTube: Instructional Uses (Continued)

  • Flickr &YouTube for Instruction

    • Degas’ Ballerinas – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhAdJdHkiZw&feature=related

    • Street Food, History and Politics in Jerusalem (Street Food from AlJazeera) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ6zfYE2Pq4&feature=PlayList&p=3FE5D45DFC9BDCB8&index=28


Three session workshop

Three-Session Workshop

  • When, Where, & What

    • When – 3/10/2009, 3/11/2009, and 3/12/2009 @ 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

    • Where – Faculty Exploratory, room 305

    • What – Handouts with step-by-step instructions and also a hands-on opportunity for faculty to explore these tools

    • To register for this workshop, contact Chella Vaidyanathan, [email protected]


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