Learning together developing wikis

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About. Course information
Learning outcomes
Course schedule
Introduction
Introducing ourselves
Introducing wikis
Wikis and e-safety
Exploring wikis
Thinking about structure
Finding relevant examples
Planning to use a wiki
Using the wiki for teaching and learning
Reflection
Shared learning
Evaluation and certification
References

Pedagogical content. When used properly, wikis(tool) are powerful tools that enable sharing of information and knowledge. This Secondary course explores how they can be used in the classroom to improve teaching and learning and enable collaboration(ta) on group work(ta) projects. It also covers important considerations such as e-safety(topic) and e-skills(topic) as well as ways to engage in sharing practice(topic). (edit)

Resource details
Title Learning together developing wikis
Topic E-safety,  E-skills,  Sharing practice,  Wikis
Teaching approach
Learning Objectives

Professional and reflective practitioner skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* incorporate the use of a wiki with learners in their school and subject contexts as appropriate,
* reflect on, and discuss, the impact of the use of a wiki on learning.
Practical skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* edit a wiki page,
* select a wiki tool appropriate for intended use,
* set up a wiki,
* incorporate text and other media on a wiki page,
* manage users (authors, reviewers etc) of a wiki.
Knowledge and understanding
At the completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate:
* that they know what a wiki is,
* that they know what wikis may be used for in education,
* an understanding of the issues involved in using wikis in the classroom.
Cognitive skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* critically review the use of wikis in educational contexts and share these reviews with others,
* discuss different ways in which wikis might be used in learning contexts in schools.

Format / structure

Various online activities.

Subject
Age of students / grade

KS3,  Secondary,  Higher,  KS4,  KS5


Related ORBIT Wiki Resources
Other (e.g. time frame)

Duration of the course: 20 hours over eight weeks

Files and resources to view and download

http://www.vital.ac.uk/community/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=1156. Users must register with the VITAL website (free registration) before they can access the resource.

You can get a taste of this resource (an edited version, and without the interactive content) from Sharing ideas: developing wikis (primary)/Resource