Learning together introducing wikis

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About. Course information
Learning outcomes
Course schedule
Introduction
Preparation for face-to-face session
Information about the face-to-face session
Following the face-to-face session
Shared learning
Evaluation and certification
References
Acknowledgements

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 projects. You will either use a wiki on your school’s learning platform/VLE(tool) or, if this is not available to you, we will explain how to sign up to use one of the free online wiki services. (edit)

Resource details
Title Learning together introducing wikis
Topic Wikis
Teaching approach
Learning Objectives

Professional and reflective practitioner skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* identify opportunities for groups of learners to use wikis in a collaborative situation,
* consider how wikis may be used in other contexts to encourage learners to collaborate on multiply authored projects.
Practical skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* create a wiki page using open source software or register for a hosted wiki space,
* make use of wikis that are already available on their school VLE or learning platform.
Knowledge and understanding
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* consider how a wiki could be used as a tool to support learners in a collaborative activity,
* understand how to support learners in the collaborative activity by providing ground rules and making all learners feel able to add to the wiki.
Cognitive skills
At the completion of this course, students should be able to:
* critically assess the use of wikis as a tool for successful collaborative activity,
* discuss the issues around codes of conduct for multiple authoring.

Format / structure

Various online activities.

Subject
Age of students / grade

KS3,  Higher,  Secondary,  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=1159&direct=1. Users must register with the VITAL website (free registration) before they can access the resource.

An edited version of this resource is available on the resource page