Sharing ideas - developing wikis (primary)

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About. *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
  • Acknowledgements

Pedagogical content. When used properly, wikis(tool) are powerful ICT(i) tools that enable sharing of information and knowledge. This Primary course explores how they can be used in the Primary classroom to improve teaching and learning and enable collaboration(ta) on group work(ta) projects. (edit)

Resource details
Title Sharing ideas: developing wikis (primary)
Topic 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


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

Duration of the course: 20 hours over eight weeks, Online total: 13 hours, Offline total: 7 hours.

Files and resources to view and download

http://www.vital.ac.uk/community/course/view.php?id=35. Users must register with the VITAL website (free registration) before they can access the resource.

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