Wikis as collaborative learning tools for knowledge sharing: Shifting the education landscape
Nordin, N.M. and Klobas, J.E. (2009) Wikis as collaborative learning tools for knowledge sharing: Shifting the education landscape. In: 13th UNESCO-APEID International Conference on Education and World Bank-KERIS High Level Seminar on ICT in Education, 15 - 17 November 2009, Hangzhou, China
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. The essence of socialization of learning facilitate by using wikis lead to collaborative knowledge building among students that they are not learning the knowledge but they are involved in the learning process which makes them a distinguish learners.
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