Though many of you have used a wiki before, most of you have probably not built one. The wiki we are using is a simple version, with constructing and editing features that look a lot like MS Word Editor. Let's walk through a couple of early steps to get you started. I have linked to a series of tutorials wikispaces provides to show you how to (a) add text, (add images or files, and (c) embedded widgets - video files, spreadsheets, etc. They are quick and succinct, so watch them now, and then come back later if you need to check them as a reference for something you want to do later.

This video shows you how to get started with adding basic text and headings - a bit of the early stuff is for organizers only - that's me, so don't worry about that part.
Wiki Intro

Next, learn how to add pictures or files.
Adding Files an Images

And last, how to add a widget (and what a widget is!)
Widgets are fun

Ok, next a bit about how this site is organized. We have several different sets of pages.

First are the personal ones we will build in class, where you will post a bit of information about yourself and this course to get everyone used to working on wikis.

Next, there is a section of pages on ontology and epistemology. These will be the early topics in the course, which I will lecture over. Following the format for the course, I will post core information here for you to review before class, and then discuss more difficult points in the classroom time. We will also use these pages a place for you to practice giving feedback. Thus, I may be vague, or leave things out on purpose, so that you can point it out to me. I will then come back and correct it.

Third, there are the theories pages, that each group will build to share your specialized knowledge with the rest of the class. This section will include a couple of intro pages where I provide you the guidelines and criteria for the theory pages, along with the protocol for using them and the rubric for the feedback system.

Fourth, if we still like wikis after the midpoint, we can set up another set of pages for your topic areas of interest, working from

And last, we will have the option of using the wiki for the wrap-up section of critical thinking about the field of lifespan development that I will lead at the end of the semester.

As pages are built, you will find them listed on the right-hand side of this page. For example, click on Heather Adams to go view my personal page now.