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  1. Trends and Issues Wikis in Education Created by Brendon Wade www.bwade.com.au

  2. Introduction 1 • What is a wiki? • -Online Web 2.0 collaboration tool • -Easy to use • -Asynchronous • -Hyper linking ability • -Trackability • -Example • Research • -ERIC andEdITLibdatabases • -Peer Reviewed Literature • -Limited amount in primary and secondary education

  3. Introduction 2 • Distribution of articles across the education sectors

  4. Introduction 3 • Distribution of articles by country of origin

  5. Trends 1 • Diversity in learning tasks across research

  6. Trends 2 • Common thread of collaborative writing • Trends categorised as • -Collaborative / Social • -Cognitive • -Pedagogical • -Technological

  7. Trends 3 • Collaborative / Social Trends • -collaborative nature of wikis • -equality

  8. Trends 4 • Cognitive Trends • -higher order thinking • -Thinking Together: • Neil Mercer video • -reflective tool • -collective ownership of co-constructed work

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

  10. Trends 6 Learning areas represented

  11. Trends 7 • Technological Trends • -24/7 virtual classroom • -Trackability function

  12. Issues 1 • Trends can also present as the issues • Solutions can be found for many issues • Issues categorised as • -Collaborative / Social • -Research Related • -Pedagogical • -Technological

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

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

  15. Issues 4 • Pedagogical Issues • -prior skills needed

  16. Issues 5 • Technological Issues • -technology mediated learning environment • -slow loading problems

  17. Conclusion • Harnessing the affordances of wikis • Finding solutions to issues • Future research opportunities • Future potential is immense

  18. References Grant, L. (2009). ‘I don’t 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. Pifarré, 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.

  19. Thanks for watching this presentation! ~Brendon