January 20-22, 2012, Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel

Wikiotics: an interactive wiki for language teachers and students

Jim Garrison, Ian Sullivan


Wikiotics is dedicated to making learning in every language possible for everyone. First and foremost, we have built a web application at wikiotics.org that allows people to build interactive language lessons using rich multimedia elements. These lessons exist as structured wiki pages, and they can be viewed in various interactive ways including quizzes. The site is powered by free software, and all contributed content is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license. Anyone who knows or wants to know a language is welcome to join our community. We will tell the story (so far) of the evolution of the site, including our ongoing outreach efforts with community organizations and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutors in New York City. We will discuss the challenges and successes we have experienced in building a collaborative online community that addresses a social interest. And we will (of course) mention the several ways in which people can get involved.

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