Open source guru, Steve Hargadon, hosted a podcast interview yesterday with Vicky Davis, from Westwood Schools in Georgia and Adam Frey, of Wikispaces. The topic was wikis in education, and a case was made that although blogs are currently more popular, wikis also have a place as a transformative educational experience.
In his blog post, Steve says:
Adam does a great job in explaining wikis in simple terms, and Vicki continues to amaze me with her ability to be both prolific and insightful. She is also an extraordinary organizer, as evidenced by her ability to understand, categorize, and then teach new technologies to her students. Vicki divided the use of wikis in education into two broad categories: organizational and educational. From the organization standpoint, she sees wikis as a high-tech “toolbelt” that lets you organize and present other material or media.
The blog post is called Exploring Wikis in Education with Vicki Davis and Adam Frey and you can listen to the audio of the interview here: