Title

Using wikis to develop student teachers' learning, teaching, and assessment capabilities

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

The Internet and Higher Education

Publication Date

1-2011

Volume

14

Issue

1

First Page

15

Last Page

26

Publisher

Pergamon Press

Keywords

Web 2.0, Student teacher, Assessment rubrics, Digital resources, Generic skills

Abstract

This article describes an innovative and unique practice involving two classes of information technology (IT) major student teachers, who created digital learning resources and assessment rubrics by utilizing a Web 2.0 tool. The project spanned more than two weeks and data were collected from a number of sources, such as the content of the wiki sites, comments posted by the students, and their selected assessment rubrics and reflections. The findings indicated that this pioneering practice helps students develop various generic skills, such as IT skills, collaboration skills, and organizational skills. The study also established that assessment rubrics are a feasible means of assessing a wiki site. The conclusions reached by this study were that wiki-based activities are useful in developing a diverse range of student teacher capabilities and can play a significant role in their learning.

DOI

10.1016/j.iheduc.2010.06.001

Print ISSN

10967516

E-ISSN

18735525

Publisher Statement

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Recommended Citation

Lai, Y. C., & Ng, E. M. W. (2011). Using wikis to develop student teachers' learning, teaching, and assessment capabilities. The Internet and Higher Education, 14(1), 15-26. doi: 10.1016/j.iheduc.2010.06.001