Using Wikis In Peac Courses Final

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  • Using Wikis In Peac Courses Final

    1. 1. Helena Baert PHED 5233 December 8, 2008
    2. 2. <ul><li>We live in a “Digital World” </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping up with knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>“ New medium” </li></ul><ul><li>The Internet can be a powerful learning & teaching tool! </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize learning </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching to multiple intelligences </li></ul><ul><li>Enormous amount of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with the whole world </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>From past studies: Wikis show promise in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick Educational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forever Interactive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to use Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comparing 2 technologies (wikis and word) to find out the benefits and challenges. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Constructivism (Doolittle, 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative Online Learning (Litteton & Hakkinen, 1999; Webb & Pailncsar, 1996) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis (Leuf & Cunningham, 2001) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis and writing skills (Tashakkori & Teddlie, 2003) </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions of teacher candidates on using wikis to deepen </li></ul><ul><li>understanding (Baert, 2008) </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>Quantitative Research Question </li></ul><ul><li>Does using wikis improve the student’s knowledge base of fitness within a fitness concepts course? </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative Research Question </li></ul><ul><li>How do students perceive the effect of using wikis on their knowledge of fitness within a fitness concepts course? </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Participants: 4 classes of undergraduate students taking the FC course in Fall 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>2 Instructors (GA’s) </li></ul><ul><li>Same curriculum to all classes </li></ul>Instructor Time Tool A MWF 12:30 pm Wiki A TT 8 am Word B MWF 10:30 am Word B TT 9:30 am Wiki
    7. 7. <ul><li>The research component was 25% of final grade. 4 components </li></ul><ul><li>Research 1: Familiarize with tool </li></ul><ul><li>Research 2: Create an article/brochure on a course related topic </li></ul><ul><li>Research 3: Edit someone else's article/brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Research 4: Read and comment on other articles / present and discuss brochure </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Informed consent on final day. </li></ul><ul><li>Mixed Methods: </li></ul><ul><li>Quantitative : Test scores measuring fitness concepts knowledge. – use 2 way ANOVA (SPSS) statistical analyses </li></ul><ul><li>Qualitative : Focus group interviews (perceptions of students using the wiki) – on final day audio recorded +coded, transcribed and organized into themes </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>May show some differences between test scores comparing class times/ instructors. </li></ul><ul><li>No statistical difference between test scores of the different groups. </li></ul>Wiki Word A 38 42 B 43 40 MWF 39 38 TT 42 40
    10. 12. <ul><li>Focus group may indicate different findings. </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki users found the wiki new, simple and convenient to access. </li></ul><ul><li>Word users found it an easy and fun assignment but noted that it did not assist them in their learning of the content. </li></ul><ul><li>Main conclusion: wiki can be beneficial, a few adjustments should be made to improve learning. </li></ul>

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