A SWOT AnalysisLeonardo Langaro | PD MAL DIT | 21.05.2010
Strenghts Openness and accessibility Facilitate to work with others Creates knowledge and communities Usability Anonymity of authorship Public ownership Freely technology Organized by the context or by links
Weaknesses Difficulties to trust content Used to repeat work Content is constantly changing Not professionally edited Need close control to prevent vandalism
Opportunities Motivate collaboration Versatile tool Long life learning Growing and flexible resource Comprehensive Share knowledge, resources, experiences Everyone is smarter than anyone alone Encorage learning and critical thinking Large audience Virtual community
Threats Users can erase content Vandalism Copyright, intellectual property issues Taken as the only source of information Content can be spammed Constraints to the tool Openness (no login required)
Conclusions The Wiki technology can help and facilitates future students learning, if we had the goal to deliver learning and eLearning experiences to those students. As a legacy, the tool needs to keep growing and developing, so knwoledge can be expanded and transmitted. Enables simultaneous involvement of all elements of a group, through a collaborative knowledge creation in a balanced and gradual manner. Allows interaction to insert content and facilitates eLearning students the opportunity to learn how to make a learning object with these features. The negative aspects can be easely controlled, or even used as a source to improve the wiki.