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Trends and Issues. Wikis in Education Created by Brendon Wade Introduction 1. What is a wiki ? -Online Web 2.0 collaboration tool -Easy to use -Asynchronous -Hyper linking ability - Trackability - Example Research - ERIC and EdITLib databases - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Trends and Issues

Trends and IssuesWikis in Education

Created by Brendon

Introduction 1What is a wiki?-Online Web 2.0 collaboration tool-Easy to use-Asynchronous-Hyper linking ability-Trackability-ExampleResearch -ERIC and EdITLib databases-Peer Reviewed Literature-Limited amount in primary and secondary education

Introduction 2Distribution of articles across the education sectors

Introduction 3Distribution of articles by country of origin

Trends 1Diversity in learning tasks across researchResearchersEducational Sector and Year LevelLearning AreaTask TitleSample SizeHastie, Casey and Tarter (2010)Secondary: Year 10/11Physical EducationPE Invasion Game28 studentsMak and Coniam (2008)Primary: Year 7Literacy: WritingSchool Brochure24 studentsTokito and Kubota (2011)Primary: Year 3CultureIntercultural Understanding32 studentsGrant (2009)Secondary: Year 9HistoryInnovation in Technology since the 1950s45 students (estimate)Piffar and Staarman (2011)Primary: Year 3/4ScienceColony on Mars25 students(12 students in depth)Woo, Chu, Ho and Li (2011)Primary: Year 5Literacy: WritingText About an Animal38 studentsThompson and Absalom (2011)Secondary/Tertiary: Year 11/12, undergraduate studentsItalianItalian Regions45 students (estimate)Ruth and Houghton (2009)Tertiary: undergraduate and graduate studentsWorkforce TechnologyMobile Workforce Technology Textbook86 students

Trends 2Common thread of collaborative writing

Trends categorised as-Collaborative / Social-Cognitive-Pedagogical-Technological

Trends 3Collaborative / Social Trends-collaborative nature of wikis-equality

Trends 4Cognitive Trends-higher order thinking-Thinking Together: Neil Mercer video

-reflective tool-collective ownership of co-constructed work

Trends 5Pedagogical Trends-motivation and engagement-authentic tasks-Experts in the Field-assessment-scaffolding learning-shift from consumers to creators of knowledge-variety of learning areas

Trends 6

Learning areas representedTrends 7Technological Trends-24/7 virtual classroom-Trackability function

Issues 1Trends can also present as the issuesSolutions can be found for many issues

Issues categorised as-Collaborative / Social-Research Related-Pedagogical-Technological

Issues 2Collaborative / Social Issues-difficulty with editing work of peers-social conflicts

Issues 3Research Related Issues-limitation of available research-limitation of primary school related research

Issues 4Pedagogical Issues-prior skills needed

Issues 5Technological Issues-technology mediated learning environment-slow loading problems

ConclusionHarnessing the affordances of wikisFinding solutions to issuesFuture research opportunitiesFuture potential is immense

ReferencesGrant, L. (2009). I dont care do ur own page! A case study of using wikis for collaborative work in a UK secondary school. Learning, Media and Technology, 34(2), 105-117.Hastie, P.A., Casey, A. & Tarter, A. (2010). A case study of wikis and student-designed Games in physical education. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 19(1), 79-91.Herrington, J., Reeves, T.C. & Oliver, R. (2010). A guide to authentic e-learning. Routledge: London and New York.Mak, B. & Coniam, D. (2008). Using wikis to enhance and develop writing skills among secondary school students in Hong Kong. System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, 36(3), 437-455.Pifarr, M. & Staarman, J.K. (2011). Wiki-supported collaborative learning in primary Education: How a dialogic space is created for thinking together. Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 6, 187-205.Ruth, A. & Houghton, L. (2009). The wiki way of learning. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(2), 135-152.Thompson, C. & Absalom, M. (2011). Working with wikis: Collaboration, authorship and assessment in higher education. In S. Barton et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011 (pp. 375-384). AACE.Tokito, J. & Kubota, K. (2011). A study on effect of inter-school collaborative learning with overseas through using ICT. In S. Barton et al. (Eds.),Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2011(pp. 385-387). AACE.Woo, M., Chu, S., Ho, A. & Li, X. (2011). Using a wiki to scaffold primary-school students collaborative writing. Educational Technology & Society, 14(1), 43-54.Thanks for watching this presentation!~Brendon