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Using Wikis In Peac Courses Final Presentation Transcript

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