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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: cvaidyan@miami.edu.

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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: cvaidyan@miami.edu

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, cvaidyan@miami.edu
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