Using SMW in University Courses

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SMWCon Spring 2013
Using SMW in University Courses
Talk details
Description: About upper-level undergrad philosophy courses using SMW to provide students with collaboration opportunities, resources, self-directed learning.
Speaker(s): Kirk McDermid
Slides: see here
Type: Talk
Audience: Everyone
Event start: 22 Mar 2013 11:00
Event finish: 22 Mar 2013 11:30
Length: 30 minutes
Video: not available
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About upper-level undergrad philosophy courses using SMW to provide students with collaboration opportunities, resources, self-directed learning. Demo of the site & coursework - browse the site at http://smw-kbt-demo.referata.com.

This talk will likely be more about you helping me, than me informing you.  :-) (I'll be hoping for lots of feedback & suggestions to improve my stuff!)

I'm a relatively inexperienced coder (I really know very little) and I stumbled on SMW as a way to coordinate my classes. Specifically, I was looking for a way to manage 35 students all doing their own projects, without going mad. This seems like a pretty miniscule use of SMW compared to these big data wikis on display, but this usage (I think) is profound in that it allows students to take control of their learning without being left to themselves. I'll show you how I use SMW to structure the course, what it allows me to do that I couldn't otherwise - and what I'm hoping I'll be able to get it to do in the future.

Slides available!

Here's a PDF of my presentation slides. Hopefully they'll have the link to the talk posted ASAP!