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1 Trends and Issues Wikis in Education Created by Brendon Wade

2 Introduction 1 What is a wiki?wiki -Online Web 2.0 collaboration tool -Easy to use -Asynchronous -Hyper linking ability -Trackability -ExampleExample Research -ERIC and EdITLib databasesERICEdITLib -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 ResearchersEducational Sector and Year Level Learning AreaTask TitleSample Size Hastie, Casey and Tarter (2010) Secondary: Year 10/11Physical EducationPE Invasion Game28 students Mak and Coniam (2008) Primary: Year 7Literacy: WritingSchool Brochure24 students Tokito and Kubota (2011) Primary: Year 3CultureIntercultural Understanding 32 students Grant (2009)Secondary: Year 9HistoryInnovation in Technology since the 1950s 45 students (estimate) Piffaré 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 Animal 38 students Thompson and Absalom (2011) Secondary/Tertiary: Year 11/12, undergraduate students ItalianItalian Regions45 students (estimate) Ruth and Houghton (2009) Tertiary: undergraduate and graduate students Workforce Technology Mobile Workforce Technology Textbook 86 students

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

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