THE WIKI AS EDUCATIONAL TOOL
Universidad de Alicante (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN11 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:With the introduction of new educational framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) professional education are increasing the use of virtual teaching tools. The classical classroom teaching is combined with a multitude of tasks online. Thus, students have the opportunity to interact with faculty (tutorials, debates ...), with other (forums, chats ...) and access to materials (text, articles, self-test...).
A great tool for this new concept of education (b-learning) is the wiki. The wiki allows teachers to manage the complete development of a task and not just the final result. The tasks can be proposed to students to work individually or collaboratively in groups. In the latter case the end result is the same for everyone but each one makes contributions that can be assessed individually but with the advantages of working in a family environment for the student (computing) and time freedom.
The aim of our work is to show the potential that this educational tool offered in the university context to promote competency-based education according to the educational model that includes the plan of Bologna.
Keywords: Wiki, b-learning.