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1 Introduction

This Wiki is now almost 2 years old and links appear in other's web pages. According to my experience it does take about 2 years before people that maintain serious web pages (e.g. resources for teachers and researchers) start indexing a site.

This is a first quick attempt to identify some traces about edutechwiki. Need to add things ... - Daniel K. Schneider 15:42, 8 December 2007 (MET).

There are many more links of course, according to Google about 2000 links for 146 selected pages (you can't get more statistics). Most links are either junk pages (e.g. random crap put together by indexing engines living off google ads) or links in side boxes (e.g. blog rolls) that show up multiple times. As of dec 2007, there are probably about 1000 meaningful links, but that's a real rough guess.

All in all, very few links (in particular if one eliminates the meaningless links). This is not a big surprise. Most people just get stuff from the web, and do not contribute. In scholar.google I only found 4 links, I expected a bit more.

2 Popularity

2.1 Page rank

Page rank (amount of people that visit a page) is really low for most entries and medium for some others. This is normal, edutech is not as popular as pop stars.

2.2 On links managers

  • Dec 2007: On del.icio.us the main page was saved by 164 people as compared to the 40'000 for Wikipedia :)
  • Note: looking at web server stats is meaningless, since most visitors are just various sorts of engines. One would need to filter these out.

2.3 Search hits

On December 8 2007, Google Webmaster Tools shows the following stats for the top search and click trough traffic.

  • As you can see, several pages make it to Google's top 20 (and this table is not complete, I only can retrieve statistics for the top most volumes, i.e. less frequently accessed pages also may be found in top tens of google.). Topics searched are both conceptual and technical, i.e. the way I like to think ;)
  • Madeline Hunter gets 23% of the traffic and is in the top 8, quite amazing for such a poor page. This query may show, however, that there is a great interest (probably from teachers) in simple and efficient direct instruction models. On the other hand there is also a different M.H. who writes fiction. Maybe she gets all the hits ...
  • It's interesting to see that people from different places look at different things. These statistics are of course not totally reliable since some people (e.g. me) choose to use google.com instead of google.ch or whatever.
  • A good thing is that people mostly find relevant things for them, maybe with the exception of people searching from google.ch ;)
  • Some of our more recent Flash pages became popular and that is a bit scary. It means that there are not enough open document tutorials on Flash and also that I will have to watch out for server overload and spammers. Multimedia technology indeed is one of the most difficult topics to search on the web. There is an amazing amount of crap pages for simple topics such as clipart
  • Note: Top query stats are different for the french version (no surprise, since its contents are not the same).

So here are two tables quickly made from a *.csv file (dec 8 2007). Warning: its long. It shows queries and query clicks from different locations.

2.4 Web searches according to Google

By google ranking we don't mean page rank, but the typical position the link would get in search results.

LocationSearch TypeTop search queries (%volume, google ranking)Top web search query clicks
(India) google.co.inWeb Search
actionscript3 keycode examples3%1
incidental learning4%2
managing technological change in organisation5%4
levels of learning3%5
component display theory5%6
science model projects8%7
reload editor5%7
mensuration pics4%7
quotation templates4%7
under construction template4%7
how should i get tutorial of flash3%8
the administrator didnt write this program3%9
ims learning26%10
quotation template4%10
working science model projects3%14
tutorial on flex4%15
as3 tutorials3%18
frame source as2 button5%29
actionscript tutorials3%60
flash animation tutorial3%91
ausubel advance organizer model9%2
incidental learning9%2
level of learning9%2
merrill's first principles9%3
modern instructional design models13%4
multimedia technologies wikepedia9%7
how to play library sound in cs39%9
window actionscript 39%22
flash game tutorials9%34
flash animation tutorial9%91
how to create 2d animation move in flash9%135
(Germany) google.deWeb Search
flvplayer captions3%2
how to make captures tutorials4%4
import fl class as3 flex builder 35%5
import fl class as3 flexbuilder 35%5
slider flash cs3 arrow key4%5
pakeflakes3%5
unige cdt4%6
mysql table prefix _jos3%6
arguegraph download9%7
flash cs3 as3 define timeline objects members4%7
as3 global sound volume3%7
madeline hunter5%8
edutech berlin4%8
drill and practise3%8
theory of reasoned action6%9
harward citation3%10
proximal wikipedia3%10
advanced organizer17%11
as3 example4%17
actionscript 3.0 navigation tutorial4%27
"self efficacy" theory22%2
how to make captures tutorials22%4
flash cs3 as3 define timeline objects members33%7
under construction template22%14
(Thailand) google.co.thWeb Search
task environment11%2
different scorm 1.2 1.35%2
backwards design3%2
pbl iterative2%4
"project based" learning moursund3%5
"e learning" type2%5
flash sound bottom4%6
inquiry model online2%6
tessalation7%9
theory of reasoned action5%9
dick&carey2%9
free vector clip art eps or ai2%10
participatory learning process2%10
backward design37%13
hydra ubuntu install2%13
flash drag transformation actionscript1%16
flash drag object on path2%37
constructionism4%78
behavioral intention2%99
"project based" learning1%190
flash sound bottom29%6
backward design71%13
(Philippines) google.com.phWeb Search
self efficacy theory3%3
levels of learning14%4
behaviour of leaning theory5%4
behavior of leaning theory3%4
cognitive and metacognitive6%6
action script 3 syntax tutorial6%7
cognitive strategies3%7
effects of visual aids and multimedia presentations3%7
madeline hunter3%7
theory of reasoned action10%8
main theories of learning7%8
flash cs3 rotate4%8
programmed instruction3%8
transaction theory5%10
mosston's spectrum of teaching styles6%13
mastery learning3%15
cognitivist and behaviorist learning3%18
types of learning3%18
application of behaviorist in teaching3%19
constructivism3%62
task environment25%2
self efficacy theory25%3
diff learning styles17%4
how to use insert new symbol flash 917%4
list of learning theories17%4
All locationsWeb Search
task environment2%2
incidental learning2%2
self efficacy theory3%3
flow theory3%3
reflective cycle2%4
wiki web 2.03%5
levels of learning3%5
johns model of reflection2%6
cognitive strategies3%7
wikipedia web 2.03%7
reload editor2%7
madeline hunter23%8
constructivist4%8
metacognitive3%8
theory of reasoned action16%9
pivit12%9
e instruction3%9
backward design7%10
citation engine3%10
social cognitive theory2%17
incidental learning10%2
task environment9%2
"self efficacy" theory6%2
pedagogical theory4%2
edutech wiki3%2
flash cs3 keyboard shortcuts3%2
edutechwiki2%2
self efficacy theory7%3
flow theory4%3
backwards design3%3
engagement theory3%3
actionscript 3 mouse over fade tutorials4%4
levels of learning3%5
cognitive tools2%5
cognitive strategies4%7
cognitive constructivism2%7
madeline hunter16%8
theory of reasoned action5%9
social cognitive theory4%17
instructional design models5%21
(Australia) google.com.auWeb Search
actionscript 3 button tutorial4%2
e class wiki4%3
flow theory5%4
bruner emphasis on discovery in learning has3%4
flash cs3 change stage background color3%4
quotation templates8%5
e tivity6%5
"e tivity"21%6
tweening wiki4%7
wiki component video4%7
elaboration theory3%7
reload editor3%7
actionscript 3 for beginners4%8
kolb's reflective model3%8
madeline hunter8%9
edu tech4%9
mp4 wiki4%9
neverwinter wiki3%10
controlling movie clips to move to another frame flash cs36%12
basic features of authouring tool in multimedia3%12
refer to objects in another timeline actionscript 312%3
shape tween in cs312%3
transformative pedagogy definition12%3
meuseum learning environemnts12%4
alan jones conceptual development in technical and textbook reading12%5
insert image into xslt transformation xls file12%5
dragging different layers as3 repeated instances for18%7
computer mediated communication12%38
(United Kingdom) google.co.ukWeb Search
self efficacy theory4%3
reflective cycle9%4
gibbs cycle of reflection7%4
johns model of reflection9%6
johns reflective model8%6
gibbs reflection model7%6
bandura self efficacy3%7
john's model of reflection3%7
johns reflective cycle3%7
wikipedia web 2.02%7
gibbs reflective4%8
morphing shapes in illustrator2%8
gibbs reflective cycle 19885%9
gibb's reflective model2%9
theory of reasoned action11%10
tessalation5%10
learning types3%10
gibbs reflective cycle6%15
gibbs model of reflection3%17
gibbs reflection3%18
incidental learning11%2
pedagogical theory6%2
task environment6%2
self efficacy theory8%3
engagement theory5%3
reflective cycle5%4
flash wiki definitions3%4
models of reflection gibbs3%4
moston and ashworth teaching styles3%4
johns model of reflection8%6
johns reflective model8%6
encore moo3%6
flash cs3 background sound3%6
john's model of reflection5%7
johns reflective cycle5%7
actionscript 3 gotoandstop3%8
flash cs3 move item3%10
zone of proximal development model3%11
gibbs reflective cycle8%15
as3 tutorials5%19
(Switzerland) google.chWeb Search
as3 event handling tutorial6%1
swot analyse5%1
document ex16%2
time to learn10%3
web 2.06%3
wiki6%3
slideshow flash cs35%3
moodle unige6%4
flash cs3 slide show4%4
3dxml player3%4
christian süss3%4
stic6%6
advanced organizer5%6
web messenger5%6
msn web messenger6%7
first frame7%8
moodle4%8
theory of reasoned action3%8
stek3%9
smyth 1974 mental practice3%10
eric inderbitzin100%7
(United States) google.comWeb Search
task environment2%2
incidental learning2%2
flow theory3%3
self efficacy theory3%3
backwards design2%3
wiki web 2.03%5
levels of learning2%5
cognitive strategies3%7
wikipedia web 2.02%7
cognitive constructivism2%7
reload editor2%7
madeline hunter25%8
constructivist5%8
metacognitive3%8
pivit14%9
theory of reasoned action13%9
backward design6%9
e instruction3%9
citation engine3%10
social cognitive theory3%17
incidental learning8%2
task environment8%2
"self efficacy" theory7%2
edutech wiki3%2
flash cs3 keyboard shortcuts3%2
pedagogical theory3%2
edutechwiki3%2
self efficacy theory6%3
flow theory5%3
backwards design4%3
engagement theory3%3
levels of learning3%5
cognitive tools2%5
cognitive strategies5%7
cognitive constructivism3%7
semantic networks psychology2%7
madeline hunter19%8
theory of reasoned action6%9
social cognitive theory5%17
instructional design models4%22
(France) google.frWeb Search
cultural constructivism5%1
flash 9 drag tutorial3%1
créer un un slide en flash cs35%3
exercice+ flash tutorial5%3
un drag and drop avec un bouton flash3%3
video de cues5%4
wggrouppermissions3%5
eric inderbitzin5%6
documentation flash cs33%6Madeline Hunter method
cs3 flvplayback preview7%7
dessiner un chemin6%7
mediawiki table help6%7
cognitive strategies12%8
tutorial motion 36%8
norme wiki5%8
apprendre actionscript 33%8
flash shapes5%9
motplus3%9
dessin transformer un objet en un autre objet6%12
bases dessin simple résumé5%25
créer un un slide en flash cs322%3
xml editor solaris xsd22%4
dessin transformer un objet en un autre objet56%12
(Canada) google.caWeb Search
"word2mediawikiplus zip"4%2
backwards by design3%2
flow theory7%3
levels of learning4%3
self regulated strategy development3%3
bandura "self efficacy"3%4
cognitive flexibility3%4
printable advance organizer3%4
flash cs3 tts styles3%4
wiki web 2.05%5
theory of reasoned action15%6
interactive drawing as33%6
advance organizers5%7
wikipedia web 2.03%7
mp4 wiki4%8
jon lajoie wiki3%9
madeline hunter11%10
citation engine5%10
icool5%10
instructional design models7%19
fonctionnalities and tools of virtual community5%2
restart button code as35%2
flash cs3 shortcuts8%3
transfer databases between two wamp servers8%3
levels of learning5%3
actionscript 3 mouse over fade tutorials30%4
actionscript 3 event object5%5
flash cs3 drag and drop5%5
quotation templates5%8
as3 read colortransform color5%11
flash cs3 how to transform multiple frames5%11
formal versus informal learning5%11
instructional design models10%19

2.5 All searches according to Google

LocationSearch TypeTop search queries (%volume, google ranking)Top web search query clicks
(Switzerland) google.chAll searches
as3 event handling tutorial6%1
swot analyse5%1
document ex16%2
time to learn10%3
web 2.06%3
wiki6%3
slideshow flash cs35%3
moodle unige6%4
flash cs3 slide show4%4
3dxml player3%4
christian süss3%4
stic6%6
advanced organizer5%6
web messenger5%6
msn web messenger6%7
first frame7%8
moodle4%8
theory of reasoned action3%8
stek3%9
smyth 1974 mental practice3%10
eric inderbitzin100%7
All locationsAll searches
task environment2%2
incidental learning2%2
self efficacy theory3%3
flow theory3%3
reflective cycle2%4
wiki web 2.03%5
levels of learning3%5
johns model of reflection2%6
cognitive strategies3%7
wikipedia web 2.03%7
reload editor2%7
madeline hunter23%8
constructivist4%8
metacognitive3%8
theory of reasoned action16%9
pivit12%9
e instruction3%9
backward design7%10
citation engine3%10
social cognitive theory2%17
incidental learning10%2
task environment9%2
"self efficacy" theory6%2
pedagogical theory4%2
edutech wiki3%2
flash cs3 keyboard shortcuts3%2
edutechwiki2%2
self efficacy theory7%3
flow theory4%3
backwards design3%3
engagement theory3%3
actionscript 3 mouse over fade tutorials4%4
levels of learning3%5
cognitive tools2%5
cognitive strategies4%7
cognitive constructivism2%7
madeline hunter16%8
theory of reasoned action5%9
social cognitive theory4%17
instructional design models5%21
(France) google.frAll searches
cultural constructivism5%1
flash 9 drag tutorial3%1
créer un un slide en flash cs35%3
exercice+ flash tutorial5%3
un drag and drop avec un bouton flash3%3
video de cues5%4
wggrouppermissions3%5
eric inderbitzin5%6
documentation flash cs33%6
cs3 flvplayback preview7%7
dessiner un chemin6%7
mediawiki table help6%7
cognitive strategies12%8
tutorial motion 36%8
norme wiki5%8
apprendre actionscript 33%8
flash shapes5%9
motplus3%9
dessin transformer un objet en un autre objet6%12
bases dessin simple résumé5%25
créer un un slide en flash cs322%3
xml editor solaris xsd22%4
dessin transformer un objet en un autre objet56%12
(United States) google.comAll searches
task environment2%2
incidental learning2%2
flow theory3%3
self efficacy theory3%3
backwards design2%3
wiki web 2.03%5
levels of learning2%5
cognitive strategies3%7
wikipedia web 2.02%7
cognitive constructivism2%7
reload editor2%7
madeline hunter25%8
constructivist5%8
metacognitive3%8
pivit14%9
theory of reasoned action13%9
backward design6%9
e instruction3%9
citation engine3%10
social cognitive theory3%17
incidental learning8%2
task environment8%2
"self efficacy" theory7%2
edutech wiki3%2
flash cs3 keyboard shortcuts3%2
pedagogical theory3%2
edutechwiki3%2
self efficacy theory6%3
flow theory5%3
backwards design4%3
engagement theory3%3
levels of learning3%5
cognitive tools2%5
cognitive strategies5%7
cognitive constructivism3%7
semantic networks psychology2%7
madeline hunter19%8
theory of reasoned action6%9
social cognitive theory5%17
instructional design models4%22
(Canada) google.caAll searches
"word2mediawikiplus zip"4%2
backwards by design3%2
flow theory7%3
levels of learning4%3
self regulated strategy development3%3
bandura "self efficacy"3%4
cognitive flexibility3%4
printable advance organizer3%4
flash cs3 tts styles3%4
wiki web 2.05%5
theory of reasoned action15%6
interactive drawing as33%6
advance organizers5%7
wikipedia web 2.03%7
mp4 wiki4%8
jon lajoie wiki3%9
madeline hunter11%10
citation engine5%10
icool5%10
instructional design models7%19
fonctionnalities and tools of virtual community5%2
restart button code as35%2
flash cs3 shortcuts8%3
transfer databases between two wamp servers8%3
levels of learning5%3
actionscript 3 mouse over fade tutorials30%4
actionscript 3 event object5%5
flash cs3 drag and drop5%5
quotation templates5%8
as3 read colortransform color5%11
flash cs3 how to transform multiple frames5%11
formal versus informal learning5%11
instructional design models10%19
(Thailand) google.co.thAll searches
task environment11%2
different scorm 1.2 1.35%2
backwards design3%2
pbl iterative2%4
"project based" learning moursund3%5
"e learning" type2%5
flash sound bottom4%6
inquiry model online2%6
tessalation7%9
theory of reasoned action5%9
dick&carey2%9
free vector clip art eps or ai2%10
participatory learning process2%10
backward design37%13
hydra ubuntu install2%13
flash drag transformation actionscript1%16
flash drag object on path2%37
constructionism4%78
behavioral intention2%99
"project based" learning1%190
flash sound bottom29%6
backward design71%13
(United Kingdom) google.co.ukAll searches
self efficacy theory4%3
reflective cycle9%4
gibbs cycle of reflection7%4
johns model of reflection9%6
johns reflective model8%6
gibbs reflection model7%6
bandura self efficacy3%7
john's model of reflection3%7
johns reflective cycle3%7
wikipedia web 2.02%7
gibbs reflective4%8
morphing shapes in illustrator2%8
gibbs reflective cycle 19885%9
gibb's reflective model2%9
theory of reasoned action11%10
tessalation5%10
learning types3%10
gibbs reflective cycle6%15
gibbs model of reflection3%17
gibbs reflection3%18
incidental learning11%2
pedagogical theory6%2
task environment6%2
self efficacy theory8%3
engagement theory5%3
reflective cycle5%4
flash wiki definitions3%4
models of reflection gibbs3%4
moston and ashworth teaching styles3%4
johns model of reflection8%6
johns reflective model8%6
encore moo3%6
flash cs3 background sound3%6
john's model of reflection5%7
johns reflective cycle5%7
actionscript 3 gotoandstop3%8
flash cs3 move item3%10
zone of proximal development model3%11
gibbs reflective cycle8%15
as3 tutorials5%19
(India) google.co.inAll searches
actionscript3 keycode examples3%1
incidental learning4%2
managing technological change in organisation5%4
levels of learning3%5
component display theory5%6
science model projects8%7
reload editor5%7
mensuration pics4%7
quotation templates4%7
under construction template4%7
how should i get tutorial of flash3%8
the administrator didnt write this program3%9
ims learning26%10
quotation template4%10
working science model projects3%14
tutorial on flex4%15
as3 tutorials3%18
frame source as2 button5%29
actionscript tutorials3%60
flash animation tutorial3%91
ausubel advance organizer model9%2
incidental learning9%2
level of learning9%2
merrill's first principles9%3
modern instructional design models13%4
multimedia technologies wikepedia9%7
how to play library sound in cs39%9
window actionscript 39%22
flash game tutorials9%34
flash animation tutorial9%91
how to create 2d animation move in flash9%135
(Philippines) google.com.phAll searches
self efficacy theory3%3
levels of learning14%4
behaviour of leaning theory5%4
behavior of leaning theory3%4
cognitive and metacognitive6%6
action script 3 syntax tutorial6%7
cognitive strategies3%7
effects of visual aids and multimedia presentations3%7
madeline hunter3%7
theory of reasoned action10%8
main theories of learning7%8
flash cs3 rotate4%8
programmed instruction3%8
transaction theory5%10
mosston's spectrum of teaching styles6%13
mastery learning3%15
cognitivist and behaviorist learning3%18
types of learning3%18
application of behaviorist in teaching3%19
constructivism3%62
task environment25%2
self efficacy theory25%3
diff learning styles17%4
how to use insert new symbol flash 917%4
list of learning theories17%4
(Germany) google.deAll searches
flvplayer captions3%2
how to make captures tutorials4%4
import fl class as3 flex builder 35%5
import fl class as3 flexbuilder 35%5
slider flash cs3 arrow key4%5
pakeflakes3%5
unige cdt4%6
mysql table prefix _jos3%6
arguegraph download9%7
flash cs3 as3 define timeline objects members4%7
as3 global sound volume3%7
madeline hunter5%8
edutech berlin4%8
drill and practise3%8
theory of reasoned action6%9
harward citation3%10
proximal wikipedia3%10
advanced organizer17%11
as3 example4%17
actionscript 3.0 navigation tutorial4%27
"self efficacy" theory22%2
how to make captures tutorials22%4
flash cs3 as3 define timeline objects members33%7
under construction template22%14
(Australia) google.com.auAll searches
actionscript 3 button tutorial4%2
e class wiki4%3
flow theory5%4
bruner emphasis on discovery in learning has3%4
flash cs3 change stage background color3%4
quotation templates8%5
e tivity6%5
"e tivity"21%6
tweening wiki4%7
wiki component video4%7
elaboration theory3%7
reload editor3%7
actionscript 3 for beginners4%8
kolb's reflective model3%8
madeline hunter8%9
edu tech4%9
mp4 wiki4%9
neverwinter wiki3%10
controlling movie clips to move to another frame flash cs36%12
basic features of authouring tool in multimedia3%12
refer to objects in another timeline actionscript 312%3
shape tween in cs312%3
transformative pedagogy definition12%3
meuseum learning environemnts12%4
alan jones conceptual development in technical and textbook reading12%5
insert image into xslt transformation xls file12%5
dragging different layers as3 repeated instances for18%7
computer mediated communication12%38

3 Pages and websites

Links in webpages are an indicator that a website becomes somewhat of a serious resource. Nowadays, casual users just google and maybe use private bookmarks or link managers.

3.1 Some pages

(sorry no table here, too many junk pages link to us, have to complete these some other day ...).

3.2 Some resource pages

3.3 Some blogs

4 This wiki used as reference in teaching

There are more links. Also, since the (regretful) emergence of e-learning platforms in higher education, one can't see most class syllabi anymore ...

5 About learning experiences using this wiki

For the moment (dec 2007) only two classes have been using this wiki for writing.

5.1 Sarah Guth's class

  • Guth, Sarah (2007). Wikis in Education: Is Public Better?, WikiSym' 07 October 21-23, 2007, Montréal, Québec, Canada. PDF
  • Sarah Guth (2007). Wikis in Education: Public, Semi-Public, or Private - Which Is Best?, Online Educa Berlin News Portal, 13th International Conference on Technology Supported Learning and Tutoring. - “ From an affective point of view, students generally expressed a preference for the more protected environment of the semi-public wiki. However, not only did their performance improve on the public one, but they, too, came to understand the benefits of a large user-base and writing for a worldwide community of users. One student saw writing on the semi-public wiki as good preparation for EduTech: "It made me think of the driving lessons one takes before getting a driving license"”.
Student views (some)
  • Buzz, Erica (2007). EduTech Wiki, The Blogsphere and I (blog). “ [...] contributing to EduTech Wiki is a good way to make students more responsible and aware of what they are writing. Here anyone can access the pages and contribute to them, while last semester this didn't happen. Writing for a public audience helps us improving our languages, our style and- as in this case- our content (in the sense that maybe we are more careful in looking for sources, links, information and in deciding which of them are more reliable than the other ones).”
  • Edutech Wiki, Ielena Biroloski (Blog).
  • EduTech Wiki vs Tulanepadova Wiki, My Never-Never Land (Blog).
  • Wiki, The Black Cat (Blog).
  • Wiki, Out of the Blue (blog).

6 Links

Google webmaster tools tutorial