Deanz 2010:MediaWiki case study
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- virtualMe - Action research cycle 4:Research question
- "Can a wiki be used to effectively deliver content in a blended teaching and learning environment?”.
- To provide a tool to answer this a wiki was installed and has been used to deliver teaching and learning content.
Objective Developing a wiki for teaching and learning
By the end of this page you will be able to:
The case study can be broken down into three parts
- Content construction
- Content delivery
Hosting using private MediaWiki because ...
- Extensive use (Wikipedia)
- Used by WikiEducator, Wikiversity, Wikibooks.
- The software is Open Source.
- Has an active extension community continually adding new functionality.
- Supports a wide variety of multimedia types
- Has the capability to be extended (e.g. add YouTube and Flickr functionality).
- Enables the researcher to offer an informed contribution to the existing wiki communities.
- Can be installed on a private host, enabling the researcher to gain an understanding of the technology underpinning the wiki.
2. Content construction
- Display in lecture
- Text size + Zoom-it
- Specialised code (link to external pages)
- Connected media
- Videos (Embed YouTube)
- PowerPoints (slideshare)
- (public) Google presentation
- User discussion
- Twitter hash tag
- Amend actual pages
- (Threaded discussion possible)
- Student knowledge construction
- Create own sub-wikis off user name
(those in italics added since paper written)