Wikis as collaborative learning tools for knowledge sharing: Shifting the education landscape
Norhisham Mohamad Nordin, Sultan Idris Education University (Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris), Malaysia ; Jane Klobas, University of Western Australia, Australia
Global Learn, in Penang, Malaysia ISBN 978-1-880094-79-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Wikis support collaborative learning in a classroom environment. Nevertheless, the argument of wikis as an unstructured medium for learning and issues concerning security and privacy matters are overshadowed by the full potential benefit it brings to education fields. Educational wikis are very different from the wiki that we know in the biggest online encyclopedia; wikipedia.org. The implementation of wikis in education relies on its pedagogy approach, hence known as wiki pedagogy. The study conducted in Malaysia schools provides the case study for educational wikis to be deployed in school. The approach taken in the study using design experiments managed to formulate a pedagogy for effective use of wikis in education. Findings of the study may provide a new perspective in understanding the current practice of teaching and learning in school.
Mohamad Nordin, N. & Klobas, J. (2010). Wikis as collaborative learning tools for knowledge sharing: Shifting the education landscape. In Z. Abas, I. Jung & J. Luca (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010--Global Conference on Learning and Technology (pp. 331-340). Penang, Malaysia: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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