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Using Wikis for Curriculum Building: Creating a Web 2.0 Course PROCEEDINGS

, , Texas State University-San Marcos, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Using a wiki for a course delivery system is examined in a number of ways: description of organization and usability, method of development, and advantages/disadvantages. A wiki was used to move a graduate-level Introduction to Educational Technology course from "old school learning" format to a "lifelong learning, learning 2.0" experience. Among the advantages of the wiki-delivered course are ease of construction, collaborative environment, immediacy, multi-media friendly format, accessibility, plug-ins and inline frames functionality, flexible pedagogy, modeling, customizability, and local hosting. Disadvantages discovered so far are few; however, questions regarding the design and use are emerging as development of this format for course management continues.

Citation

Byrum, D. & Stephens, L. (2009). Using Wikis for Curriculum Building: Creating a Web 2.0 Course. In I. Gibson et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2009 (pp. 2760-2767). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.

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