The big picture

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This page provides some information about the contents of EduTech Wiki and how to explore it.

Alternatives to explore this wiki

(1) You may search this wiki. There exist two search mechanism:

  1. Google search (top left) gives good results, but Google is always a few days behind current changes. In addition their engine may miss a page.
  2. The built-in slow search is rather slow and not very good. However, it will find any word.
Go will only search titles of entries
Search finds words in pages

(2) You may browse the categories, e.g. use the categories box in the left side-bar, or use the large tree below, or scroll to the bottom of each page.

(3) You may watch out for "see also" links that usually appear on top of an entry.

(4) Some pages include extra navigation menus (top left).

(5) You may subscribe to the Feed-icon.png Atom or Feed-icon.png RSS feed for Daniel K. Schneider's wikilog/bliki.


EduTechWiki uses a folksonomic (i.e. "spontaneously" made) category system. Although once in a while we rename and reorganize categories. Categories can have subcategories. These subcategories may appear in several categories since we don't believe that educational technologies could be represented as a tree. In other words, categories constitute a hyperlinked network of tags, unlike the controlled vocabularies in libraries for example.

The category tree

Below is a forest of categories that you may explore.

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Tag cloud

Here is a tag cloud of the same categories. Word size is proportional to entries. However a big tag doesn't mean that a given topic is more important. Some categories are organized into many smaller categories and therefore appear small ...

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A provisional picture

The "picture" below shows some key areas of competencies (concepts, theories, methods, etc.) that an educational technologists should master.

  • On top we put more general theory about learning and education
  • In the middle we put operational fields and concepts
  • At the bottom we put various sorts of methods and technologies
  • Left is more conceptual, right is mor technical

Clicking on items will give you an entry point for reading (according to what your interests are). Probably, the future main entry points for exploratory reading in this wiki are towards the middle: i.e. various instructional design models, a (rewritten) page on educational technology, or various pedagogical scenarios.

Psychology, e.g. Learning theory
Category:Learning theories
Category:Affect and motivation
Pedagogical theory, Educational theory
Category:Instructional theories, Category:Educational theories
Educational psychology
Learning type
Learning level
Pedagogic strategy
Category:Pedagogic strategies
Instructional design
Instructional design model
Category:Instructional design models
Pedagogical scenario
Category:Pedagogical scenarios
Educational technology
Category:Educational technologies
Ergonomics, Cognitive tools, HCI
Category:Ergonomics and human-computer interaction
Instructional design method
Category:Design methodologies
Educational modeling language
Educational design language
Category:Educational modeling languages
Category:Research methodologies



Below are some overview statistics. See also Statistics.

  • 11,654 pages
  • 877 articles
  • 10,595 files (mostly images)
  • 17,653 edits
  • 5 registered users
  • 0 active users
  • 2 administrators
  • Template:NUMBEROFVIEWS page views (not reliable, since we use a caching system)

Top 20 contributors

As you can see, this wiki is largely a personal pet project ... Special:ContributionScores/20/all

Most popular pages until 2011

Probably not a real critera for you, i.e. I don't feel that the most popular pages are that good. In addition, this wiki also became a resource for people not interested by educational technology (e.g. typical Flash designers). Daniel K. Schneider 21:43, 28 June 2007 (MEST) :)

Since 2012 we no longer have reliable page counters since we use file caching.

Most popular pages


Least popular pages

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Content of this article has been taken from EduTechWiki (en) or EduTechWiki (fr) at the date indicated in the history. DKS was the main founder and main contributor of EduTechWiki. If you cite this page you also must cite and credit EduTechWiki, according to the CC BY-NC-SA license. View the pageinfo-toolboxlink for this article.