Wiki Supporting Formal and Informal Learning


Stefania Bocconi (Editor)
Institute of Educational Technology, Italian National Council, Italy

Guglielmo Trentin (Editor)
Institute of Educational Technology, Italian National Research Council, Genoa, Italy

Series: Computer Science, Technology and Applications, Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World

Already in common use outside the educational arena, wikis are rapidly moving into education as a form of learner communication and expression, and as a means to facilitate collaboration and working in groups. Many uses of wikis in formal education have been outlined by scholars and practitioners mainly focused on the students’ perspective. However, further investigations are needed on how teachers are actually using this tool to support the design and development of educational materials, as well as the evaluation of both individual contribution and active participation to collaborative learning projects. This book provides a valuable tool and a source of knowledge for all those involved in enhancement of formal and informal learning both in higher and adult education. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents

Preface pp,vii-ix

List of recurrent acronyms pp,xi

Chapter 1. Principles and Recommendations for the Delivery of a Curriculum that Makes Use of a Wiki
(David L. Neumann)pp.1-20

Chapter 2. Wiki: an Archetypical Tool for Collaborative Learning in the Digital Age
(Michele Notari and Beat Döbeli Honegger)pp.21-40

Chapter 3. Wiki-Supported Knowledge Building – Theory, Research and Application
(Joachim Kimmerle, Ulrike Cress and Johannes Moskaliuk)pp.41-56

Chapter 4. The Psychological Dimension of Using Wikis: Pedagogy, Anxiety and Usability
(Lorenzo Vigentini and Benjamin R. Cowan)pp.57-86

Chapter 5. Using Wikis to Create Communities of Practice in Physical Education: Three Case Studies from Various Sites of Practice
(Peter Hastie and Ashley Casey)pp.87-102

Chapter 6. Wiki Pedagogy and Design for Learning in Schools
(Norhisham Mohamad Nordin and Jane E. Klobas)pp.103-118

Chapter 7. A Conceptual Architecture for Wiki-Based Learning Processes in the Area of Argumentation
(Stefania Bocconi) pp.119-144

Chapter 8. Wiki-Supported Collaborative Learning
(Marija Cubric) pp.145-174

Chapter 9. An Approach to Evaluating Contributions to Wiki-Based Collaborative Writing in an Informal Learning Context
(Guglielmo Trentin)pp.175-198

Chapter 10. A Wiki for Informal Learning among Social Workers in a Local Health Authority
(Marisa Ponti, Stefano Renzi and Jane E. Klobas)pp.199-220

Biographies pp.221-226

Index pp.227-234

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