Wiki Time International eLearning
Ronald Aust, University of Kansas, United States ; Allen Quesada, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Continuing improvements in information technologies and worldwide access to the Internet are rapidly improving the capacity of universities to engage in international collaborative eLearning. In this paper we evaluate some of the evolving eLearning strategies designed to establish meaningful and sustained relationships between individuals, classes and universities involved in teacher education. Students are engaged in using emerging technologies to advance social interactions with students from diverse cultures and settings. Our analysis indicates that student collaborate more when they can meet in live teleconferencing as opposed to relying solely of asynchronous email or threaded discussions for collaborative project. Strategies that scaffold activities by beginning with clearly stated problems and achievable common goals, such as locating and ranking relevant web resources, contribute to richer collaborations.
Aust, R. & Quesada, A. (2010). Wiki Time International eLearning. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2871-2874). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).