Wiki Academy Israel 2010

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The Second Wiki Academy Conference in Israel took place on Monday, 14th June 2010, at 9:00 at the Fastlicht Auditorium in the Mexico Building of the Tel Aviv University Campus (Map of the Campus).About 250 participants and lecturers attedned the conference.

The conference was organized by Wikimedia Israel in collaboration with the School of Communication at Netanya Academic College and the University of Haifa, and through the sponsorship of The Netvision Institute, the Tel Aviv University Student Union and the Sagy Center for the Study of the Internet.

9:00- 9:30 Reception
10:35 - 9:30 Opening Session: (Held in English) headed by Adv. Deror Lin
  • Opening: Shay Yakir, Chairperson of Wikimedia Israel
  • Opening, Prof. Niv Ahituv, Academic Head of the Netvision Institute
  • Keynote Speaker: Mr. Samuel J Klein, Member of the Board of the Wikimedia Foundation, Director of Outreach of the One Laptop per Child Project in the United States.
  • Keynote Speaker: Prof. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Director of the Information and Innovation Policy Research Center at the National University of Singapore, Author of "Delete" - On the virtue of forgetting information in the digital age.
10:35- 12:00 First Session: Use Wikipedia and Wiki Technologies in Higher Learning -- Headed by Prof. Sheizaf Refaeli, University of Haifa
  • Uses of Wiki Technologies in Academic Courses-
The Use of Wiki in a Knowledge Management Academic Course: A Qualitative Investigation. The current research aims to explore and analyze the application and use of a wiki, which is a key concept of Web 2.0, in a knowledge-management academic course.
Dr. Noa Aharony, Bar Ilan University and Beit Berl College
  • Uses of Wiki Technologies in Teaching Humanities
Dr. Ory Amitai, Haifa University
  • Usage of Wiki Technologies as a Collaborating Studying Environment
Dr. Gila Kurtz, University of Maryland University College
Prof. Yehudit Bar Ilan, Bar Ilan University
  • Wiki Games - Serious Games in Higher Education
Prof. Sheizaf Refaeli, Dean of the School of Management, Haifa University
Limor Segev, Haifa University
12:00- 12:40 Break
12:40- 14:35 Second Session: Use of Wiki Technologies in the Israeli School System - Headed by Dr. Dany Ben Zvi, Head of the Innovative Technologies in Education Department, The University of Haifa
  • From "Learning" to "Educating" and from "Memorizing" to "Understanding" - uses of Wiki Technology in the school system
Dr. Dani Ben Zvi, Head of the Innovative Technologies in Education Department, The University of Haifa
  • Designing a Wiki Based Learning Environment
Shiri Hagani, Innovative Technologies in Education Department, The University of Haifa
  • Uses of Wiki Technologies in Arab Schools
Ranya Halil, Innovative Technologies in Education Department, The University of Haifa
  • Assessment of Learning in Wiki Environment
Dr. Hagit Meishar Tal, Tel Aviv University and the Open University
  • In Wiki Environment you are not alone - for better or worse
Teacher's views on wiki environments
Dr. Yael Poyas, Oranim College
  • In a Geographical Eye - A joint project of the Ministry of Education and ISOC
The Pikiwiki project, a joint collaboration of the Israeli Internet Association, Wikimedia Israel and the Center for Educational Technology is a free data base for sharing image in digital format, which is stored on the Wikimedia Commons Project database. The projects aim is to collect historical, geographical and social images relating to the State of Israel and the Land of Israel. The images are contributed by the general public, archives and museums, and are uploaded to the site by the contributors. The database is available for the public for use without cost and without any copyright limitation. The project enable usage of the images in the educational system, and is a base for various educational projects. One such project is the "Israel in a geographical eye" project (http://www.pikiwiki.org.il/index.php?action=content&id=31): in this project high school students competed amongst themselves in taking and uploading images which show the interaction and interrelationship between men and the environment, as seen through the camera.
Shaula Heitner, ISOC
14:35- 15:05 Third Session: Wiki Technologies as a tool for International Research Community -- Headed by Prof. Niv Ahituv, Academic Head of the Netvision Institute, Tel Aviv University
  • Wiki Technologies as a tool for International Research Communities
Dr. Daphne Raban, Haifa University
  • ""Free Wiki" – Challenging Wiki’s boundaries in the international arena
Orr Mendelson, Business and Administration Faculty, Tel Aviv University
15:15- 16:15 Open Discussion: Hebrew Wikipedia and the academy-- Headed by David Shay, the Bureaucrat of Hebrew Wikipedia
  • The principles of editing Wikipedia (in brief)
  • Do's and don'ts when editing articles in your field of expertise
  • Principles of using academic sources and personal published research
  • Credibility of Hebrew Wikipedia (should students use it?)

Contact information[edit]

  • For general inquiries, please email the organizing team at Academy2010@wikimedia.org.il