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Pages: 2704-2707
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-613-2953-3
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain

TEACHING AND LEARNING PHYSICS USING WIKIS

H. Mohottala

University of Hartford (UNITED STATES)
It is essential to use new teaching tools and technologies in modern classrooms in universities, colleges and even schools. I report a new and powerful teaching tool: Wiki - an interactive webpage which can be accessed and updated collaboratively by a group of users via any web browser. This new teaching tool was used in an introductory level Physics course. The students were assigned different tasks and as a part of the learning procedure, they were encouraged to do independent research to explore applications related to the concepts learned in the class. As a result, students often brought interesting findings into the class that led to insightful discussions. Although Physics is not the most popular science subject among undergraduate students, the adaptation of Wiki showed a notable change in the students’ perceptions. Further, the newly gained conceptual knowledge to apply the laws of Physics to understand the applications made Physics a topic in the hallway discussions. As I experienced, there are number of advantages of using Wikis in a Physics classroom - it improves the writing and research skills; helps students explore and understand the subject in depth and most of all enhances their desire and ability to learn Physics.
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H. Mohottala (2009) TEACHING AND LEARNING PHYSICS USING WIKIS, ICERI2009 Proceedings, pp. 2704-2707.
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