Stanford Center for Innovations in Learning: News: classrooms of the future
The idea for the poster was based on the childrens board game Chutes and Ladders, which moves players from square to square with occasional sliding past a few squares via a chute. The three stages through which the wiki poster moves are design, implement and sustain, with the last stage providing the biggest challenge.
Instructors can use the poster to help them decide if a wiki is a good tool for a particular class, says Gilbert, who employed a wiki in his course in SCILs Summer Institute last year. When the class wanted to quickly create an archive with interesting links students had discovered on learning spaces, they were able to post the sites in one place using the class wiki. Then everyone could visit the links, add their comments and carry on a discussion.
The wiki allows the discussion to continue after class is over, notes Gilbert. Its easy and flexible and everyone can be involved.