Transforming learning by adopting wiki for project work

Mee Wah Eugenia NG

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Abstract

The aim of study was to explore if student teachers were able to transform learning by engaging in project work using wiki as the platform. Thirty students formed 7 groups to do a group project on any topic related to social and ethical issues of using information technology. They were given the timeline and an assessment rubric for the project. Student teachers were also required to provide constructive comments to two groups to help their peers to improve the content of the learning materials and then using the assessment rubric to assess peer’s work two weeks later so that they could have time to revise their projects. It was found that students were very engaged in the project work by systematically published a variety of relevant multimedia resources. The average score that the groups received ranged from 2.63 to 3.25 whereas 4 was the maximum mark which suggested that students were able to produce quality project work. Their reflections also elicited that they enjoyed self-learning the subject matter when creating the learning materials and by evaluating their peer’s work. Furthermore, they were motivated to explore different technical features of authoring wiki to express their ideas better through project work. Copyright © 2012 The Learner Knowledge Community.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Citation

Ng, E. M. W. (2012, August). Transforming learning by adopting wiki for project work. Paper presented at the 19th International Conference on Learning, University of London, UK.

Keywords

  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG)
  • TDG project code: T0104
  • Period: TDG 2010-2011
  • Teaching Development Grant (TDG) Output