Lynn Swannell, a Librarian at Mount Eliza Secondary College has developed a very useful eLearning wiki
￼Lynn explains how the wiki came about:
I created this ‘Sharing eLearning at MESC’ wiki with two things in mind – teaching myself how to use Wikispaces and creating a Web2.0 sharing space for staff at Mount Eliza Secondary College
In April 2010 I signed up to complete the 12-week SLAV ‘Personal Learning Network Program
’ and during this time I have discovered (and rediscovered) a huge range of Web2.0 online tools that I wanted to share. In the past I have emailed teachers and saved them to my Delicious account for future reference but I was looking for an easier way to make them more accessible and share them with teachers.
Since starting the program I have not only expanded my own personal learning network via my own blog (Lynn’s PLN) and reading other blogs, nings and twitter but also gathered together some fantastic resources recommended via these methods. Bright Ideas is one of my favourite blogs and I’m thrilled to have been asked by Judith to contribute. After reading about the Echuca eLearning Wiki created by Maryna Badenhorst (Bright Ideas 24 May 2010
) and then learning about Wikis during week four of the program, I was inspired to create my own wiki using Wikispaces for Educators.
As you can see I have tried to group the resources into various categories and created a page for each. The ‘Areas of Learning Links’ only has a few links at this stage but I hope to expand on it as more teachers create their own blogs, nings, wikis for their classes. I have also added a few subject specific resources to the page. ‘Digital Citizenship’ is an area which our school is exploring at the present and this page has been of great use recently. The page on ‘Presentation Tools’ is one that is going to be neverending as more students and staff look for alternatives to PowerPoint – I particularly like animoto at the moment.
Our school motto is ‘Protect Nurture Grow’ which is what I hope will happen with this wiki as I launch it to staff this term and encourage them all to share in eLearning.
It is so pleasing to read that Lynn has been inspired by Maryna’s wiki featured on Bright Ideas. It is lovely to know that all staff are encouraged to share eLearning together with Lynn.