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Can We Model Wiki Use in Technology Courses to Help Teachers Use Wikis in their Classrooms? PROCEEDINGS

, Boston University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Despite being hailed as enhancing and facilitating collaborative learning, wikis have remained largely untapped as a tool in teacher education and development. This paper describes the use of a wiki activity in a technology development seminar for middle and high school teachers aimed at introducing teachers to the use of wikis, facilitating their use of a wiki for a specific task, and encouraging them to reflect on the ways in which they could use wikis in their classrooms. It highlights the importance of modeling the use of a wiki in teacher development and the capabilities of a wiki for collaboration, learning, and reflection by teachers. A research study that will follow-up on the participating teachers' use of wikis in their classrooms is planned.

Citation

Kumar, S. (2008). Can We Model Wiki Use in Technology Courses to Help Teachers Use Wikis in their Classrooms?. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2068-2071). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 23, 2017 from .

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