Using Mediawiki In The Classroom
- I find it very easy to develop then deliver lectures with Mediawiki
- Can copy and paste text and images from other Mediawiki websites (e.g. Wikipedia) provided the license allows (generally OK with Wikipedia text, often OK with images, but see license)
- Mediawiki has well tested, powerful features, (It runs Wikipedia),
- Tex formula, e.g. fundamental theorem of calculus (copied from here):
Let ƒ be a continuous real-valued function defined on a closed interval [a, b]. Let F be the function defined, for all x in [a, b], by Then, F is continuous on [a, b], differentiable on the open interval (a, b), and for all x in (a, b).
- Links to other websites (e.g. Fundamental Theorem of Calculus)
- Links to other pages within Class notes (e.g. surveys).
- Powerpoint slides (e.g. homework)
- Code (to download or cut and paste into Matlab, Maple, or Mathematica, etc. See my lecture on Bayesian Filtering)
Additionally, Mediawiki is
- Free and open source
- Collaborative (e.g. Instructor and TAs can have, but students need not have, edit privileges)