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Feb 15th, 2011
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Eastern Time
Session Type: Concurrent Session
Institutions of all types are experimenting with blogs and wikis in various academic environments. Years ago, Penn State made a strategic decision to implement institutional blogging and wiki platforms. In addition to the amazing things happening through their use, we discovered the data behind these services hold secrets that are begging to be explored. This session will illustrate what we have learned about these emergent teaching tools and those faculty and students using them. We will examine the data from these platforms, mashed up with Institutional data, to paint a picture of adoption and utilization across Penn State University's 24-campus system.

Learning Objectives
* Identify trends in the usage patterns of wikis and blogs at the university level.
* Identify methods-based on data-to improve adoption of blogs and wikis at both the faculty and student level.
* Understand various pedagogies leveraged with blogs and wikis in a teaching and learning environment.
* Understand the complexities and opportunities of implementing university-wide technology platforms such as blogs and wikis.



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