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CitiWiki Summer Workshop Day 1: Introduction Li Xu CS, UMass Lowell CitiWiki Summer Workshop Sponsored by CITI K-12 education grant Learn and use Wiki and web technologies to enhance K-12 education 2 weeks in late June, July at UMass Lowell Week 1: 6/25-6/28 Week 2: 7/30-8/2

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citiwiki summer workshop
CitiWiki Summer Workshop
  • Sponsored by CITI K-12 education grant
  • Learn and use Wiki and web technologies to enhance K-12 education
  • 2 weeks in late June, July at UMass Lowell
    • Week 1: 6/25-6/28
    • Week 2: 7/30-8/2

CitiWiki Workshop 2007

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CitiWiki Summer Workshop
  • 8-day workshop sessions
  • Topics: Web page and web site, Wiki, GoogleGroup, Blog, Multimedia and Podcasting, RSS feed
  • Wiki-based teaching teching framework
  • Format
    • PPT slide presentation
    • Hands-on computer learning and exercises
    • After-session assignments

CitiWiki Workshop 2007

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CitiWiki Summer Workshop
  • Participants will
    • Learn to use Wiki, Web page, Google group, Blog, Multimedia Podcasting
    • Build a Wiki teaching framework for school implementation
  • Implement the project in Fall ’07
  • Follow-up participant project presentation in Fall ’07

CitiWiki Workshop 2007

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CitiWiki Summer Workshop


Judy Boccia

Li Xu

Marjorie Dennis

Heather Byrne (workshop assistant)


STEM teachers and educators from local school district


CitiWiki Workshop 2007

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CitiWiki Summer Workshop
  • Online presence
    • Web page:
    • Wiki:
    • Mailing list and Google Group:
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CitiWiki Summer Workshop
  • Workshop session
    • 9:15am-12:15pm
    • Olsen 314 (CS computer lab)
    • 15 minutes break 10:45-11:00
day 1 agenda
Day 1 Agenda
  • Introduction of Internet, Web, Wiki and Web 2.0
  • Explore Web and Wiki
  • Run your own web server and Wiki software
  • Reflect what you do and how technology can help
  • Review and Day 1 assignment

CitiWiki Workshop 2007

day 1 goals
Day 1 Goals


  • Gain background of Internet, Web, Wiki, Web 2.0
  • Getting started with Wiki
    • Use Wiki
    • Get the software and run on your own computer
  • Brainstorm how technology can help your education activities

CitiWiki Workshop 2007

  • Collection of computers connected to each other globally
  • Web server
  • Web browser
    • Firefox
xhtml and css
  • XHTML stands for Extensible Hypertext Markup Language
    • Next generation HTML for web page design
    • Clean up HTML syntax, based on XML
  • CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets
    • Separate web page content and styling
    • Rethinking of web design
    • Web design for now and future
web 2 0
Web 2.0
  • Wiki
  • Blog,
  • Wikipedia
  • Podcast
  • MySpace, Facebook, Bebo, friendster
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Hawaiian “wikiwiki” = fast
  • Ward Cunningham developed first Wiki WikiWikiWeb in 1994, and installed it on Internet domain on March 25, 1995.
hello world in wiki
“Hello, world” in Wiki
  • Edit your Blog page at CitiWiki
  • Need your login name and password
    • Wiki set up to require authentication for editing
    • Can also set password for read, or per-page, or group protection. Will discuss later.
  • Using your web browser for web page creation and editing
  • Simple interface and simple editing commands
    • Easy to Update
    • Easy to Navigate
    • Easy Linking
    • Simple Design
  • Technology to write and maintain web pages in collaboration
  • No single owner of the Wiki content (unless explicitly set)
  • Topical organization of content
  • Question mark prompts creation of new knowledge
  • Knowledge repository with history (version management)
  • Hyperlinks connect context
  • Implications:
    • Provides a highly generic and flexible knowledge sharing and collaboration mechanism
    • Can replace Intranet / Portal as well as discussion forum and weblog
best known wiki wikipedia
Best Known Wiki: Wikipedia
  • Online Encyclopedia:
  • Great resources to research topics:try search Wiki
  • Ask students to use for projects
  • We will use PmWiki in this workshop
  • How it works
    • Apache server
    • PHP
    • PmWiki package
  • Open source, download from CitiWiki page
using web technologies
Using Web Technologies
  • Web 2.0
    • Break the barrier for content creation, distribution, sharing, collaboration and management online: web and beyond
    • Exciting tools for education use
  • Combine blog, student project, reference, resources through Wiki
  • Blogger
  • Video
  • Photos
  • iTunes and iTunes U
  • MIT Open Course Ware
rss feed
RSS Feed
  • Thunderbird
education relevance
Education Relevance
  • Drexel U Example: Jean-Claude Bradley
  • Use blogs for creating podcasts or for storing static sequential content (transcripts)
  • Use wikis to organize content and to interact with students on assignments
  • Use multiple channels to deliver content and assess learning
  • All of these technologies are simple, free and hosted
roll your own citiwiki
Roll Your Own – CitiWiki
  • Web page and Wiki based
  • Google group
technology terms
Technology Terms
  • Web server
  • Wiki
using browers
Using Browers
  • Firefox, Thunderbird
google groups
Google Groups
  • Online discussion groups
day 1 assignment
Day 1 Assignment
  • Create your Wiki blog on CitiWiki
  • Preliminary plan on using Web and Wiki in your teaching project, put it in your Wiki page
  • Sign on GoogleGroup to introduce you
  • (optional) Get your own web server and Wiki running on Windows machine
    • Contact us if you use other configurations