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Teaching large classes: Increasing learner activity using Wikis


Hauske, Stefanie; Aschoff, Robinson; Schwabe, Gerhard (2007). Teaching large classes: Increasing learner activity using Wikis. In: E-Learn 2007, World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Health Care & Higher Education, AACE, Quebec, 15 October 2007 - 19 October 2007, 1571-1578.

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In large classes teachers and students often encounter problems like lack of learning activities, lack of motivation, lack of profound feedback or lack of learning transfer. In this paper we present an approach to meet these typical difficulties by using a wiki-based collaborative e-learning scenario moving from a teacher-centred focus to a more learner-centred one. The evaluation and the final examination results indicate that the approach was successful in terms of learners’ activation and learning outcome. Nevertheless, the evaluation also shows that students participating in this project did not appreciate the collaboration experience in general and valued it as time-consuming and less effective regarding the preparation of the final examination. The paper closes with the discussion of the project’s findings and lessons learned.

In large classes teachers and students often encounter problems like lack of learning activities, lack of motivation, lack of profound feedback or lack of learning transfer. In this paper we present an approach to meet these typical difficulties by using a wiki-based collaborative e-learning scenario moving from a teacher-centred focus to a more learner-centred one. The evaluation and the final examination results indicate that the approach was successful in terms of learners’ activation and learning outcome. Nevertheless, the evaluation also shows that students participating in this project did not appreciate the collaboration experience in general and valued it as time-consuming and less effective regarding the preparation of the final examination. The paper closes with the discussion of the project’s findings and lessons learned.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:19 October 2007
Deposited On:03 Aug 2012 07:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:45
ISBN:1-880094-63-0
Official URL:http://www.editlib.org/p/26574/
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:2670
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-61388

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