http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a6/DOWNTOWN.jpg  700m, Dubai
 
 
 
 
“ They only teach you stuff any fool can look up in a book  “ Calvin & Hobbes
INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE ASSIGNMENTS USING WIKI TECHNOLOGY MAARTEN CANNAERTS AND GREET LANGIE Hogeschool voor Weten...
…  can be translated from  pedagogese  to English as … INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE ASSIGNMENTS USING WIKI TECHNOLOGY
 
The main  dangers in this life  are the people who want to  change   everything  … …  or nothing.  Nancy Astor
An  expert   is someone who knows some of the  worst mistakes  which can be made in a very narrow field. Niels Bohr
<ul><li>www.slideshare.net/maartencannaerts </li></ul><ul><li>www.furl.net/members/maartencannaerts   </li></ul><ul><li>ww...
 
 
What are the problems we face?
The WORLD is CHANGING!
What are the problems we face? <ul><li>The world is changing! </li></ul><ul><li>Our students are changing  </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>There is a different kind of logic at work  (Frand, 2000, ‘ the information age mindset ’) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>…...
 
 
<ul><li>? How can we make learning  relevant   and  fun   for our students ? </li></ul>
Learning is a  social process … Do our digital learning environments reflect  this statement?
 
 
We learn our children to TALK, WALK and PLAY until they are the age of three
…  and then we teach them to SHUT UP, SIT DOWN, and BE SERIOUS
 
http://www.sxc.hu/profile/zirzuke There is no prize for predicting rain.  There is only a prize for building an ark. NATO ...
<ul><li>? How can we make learning  relevant   and  fun   for our students ? </li></ul>
Context <ul><li>Physics course, 1 st  year engineering students </li></ul><ul><li>Intradisciplinary work? (4 year curricul...
A complex setting! <ul><li>Students located at two institutes… </li></ul><ul><li>…  geographically distant. </li></ul><ul>...
 
 
Kids love  what tech does ,    not what it is eSchool News online
 
 
 
What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second generation web-based (internet) tools… </li></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>What’s a wiki to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki is my middle name! </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki – hmm… heard of it </li></u...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advantages of using wikis <ul><li>Ease of use, online and flexible (anytime anywhere) </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous editi...
<ul><li>Using wiki technology has led to better learning </li></ul><ul><li>(not mere ‘copy-pasting’ of text material) </li...
<ul><li>Using wiki technology has led to better learning </li></ul>
…  but … <ul><li>Some technical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration is very “task oriented” </li></ul><ul><li>Face to f...
Peer grading tool <ul><li>Students claim to know better who did what, and… </li></ul><ul><li>…  can give a fair grade </li...
The future?
If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn't call it research. Albert Einstein
<ul><li>Wiki technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empirical proof about didactical advantage(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peer gr...
<ul><li>www.slideshare.net/maartencannaerts </li></ul><ul><li>www.furl.net/members/maartencannaerts   </li></ul><ul><li>ww...
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    1. 1. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a6/DOWNTOWN.jpg 700m, Dubai
    2. 6. “ They only teach you stuff any fool can look up in a book “ Calvin & Hobbes
    3. 7. INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE ASSIGNMENTS USING WIKI TECHNOLOGY MAARTEN CANNAERTS AND GREET LANGIE Hogeschool voor Wetenschap & Kunst – CAMPUS De Nayer WALTER LAURIKS Leuven Catholic University – Department of physics HILDE CRETEN AND HERMAN BUELENS Leuven Catholic University – DUO/ICTO
    4. 8. … can be translated from pedagogese to English as … INTERDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATIVE ASSIGNMENTS USING WIKI TECHNOLOGY
    5. 10. The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything … … or nothing. Nancy Astor
    6. 11. An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field. Niels Bohr
    7. 12. <ul><li>www.slideshare.net/maartencannaerts </li></ul><ul><li>www.furl.net/members/maartencannaerts </li></ul><ul><li>www.edublogs.be </li></ul><ul><li>www.bloglines.com/public/maartencannaerts </li></ul>http://www.caror.org/Images/thank%20you.jpg http://www.denayer.wenk.be
    8. 15. What are the problems we face?
    9. 16. The WORLD is CHANGING!
    10. 17. What are the problems we face? <ul><li>The world is changing! </li></ul><ul><li>Our students are changing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(are these different things?) </li></ul></ul>
    11. 18. <ul><li>There is a different kind of logic at work (Frand, 2000, ‘ the information age mindset ’) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>…………… .. is NOT technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>…………… .. replaces TV </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>………… .… is better than writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>…………… ..…… is a way of life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>………… ... is more important than knowing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>................................................................is essential, always-everywhere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>………………………………………… .. is preferred to conventional logic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multitasking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nintendo (trial and error) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 21. <ul><li>? How can we make learning relevant and fun for our students ? </li></ul>
    13. 22. Learning is a social process … Do our digital learning environments reflect this statement?
    14. 25. We learn our children to TALK, WALK and PLAY until they are the age of three
    15. 26. … and then we teach them to SHUT UP, SIT DOWN, and BE SERIOUS
    16. 28. http://www.sxc.hu/profile/zirzuke There is no prize for predicting rain. There is only a prize for building an ark. NATO secretary-general Lord Robertson
    17. 29. <ul><li>? How can we make learning relevant and fun for our students ? </li></ul>
    18. 30. Context <ul><li>Physics course, 1 st year engineering students </li></ul><ul><li>Intradisciplinary work? (4 year curriculum – 5 year curriculum) </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative work? </li></ul><ul><li>Using technologies? </li></ul>
    19. 31. A complex setting! <ul><li>Students located at two institutes… </li></ul><ul><li>… geographically distant. </li></ul><ul><li>Two different disciplines. </li></ul><ul><li>Two different professors. </li></ul><ul><li>More or less similar course topic (physics – polarization) </li></ul>
    20. 34. Kids love what tech does , not what it is eSchool News online
    21. 38. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second generation web-based (internet) tools… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… focused at communication, collaboration and exchange of ideas/ information/ materials/ software… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>( social constructivism, anyone? ) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 39. <ul><li>What’s a wiki to you? </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki is my middle name! </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki – hmm… heard of it </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki? Pedia? </li></ul>
    23. 49. Advantages of using wikis <ul><li>Ease of use, online and flexible (anytime anywhere) </li></ul><ul><li>Simultaneous editing </li></ul><ul><li>Backtracking (view changes); </li></ul><ul><li>Fast collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Version management </li></ul><ul><li>Not ‘ person oriented ’ but ‘ task oriented ’ </li></ul>
    24. 50. <ul><li>Using wiki technology has led to better learning </li></ul><ul><li>(not mere ‘copy-pasting’ of text material) </li></ul>
    25. 51. <ul><li>Using wiki technology has led to better learning </li></ul>
    26. 52. … but … <ul><li>Some technical issues </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration is very “task oriented” </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face collaboration works faster and easier </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of social control </li></ul>
    27. 53. Peer grading tool <ul><li>Students claim to know better who did what, and… </li></ul><ul><li>… can give a fair grade </li></ul><ul><li>… but… </li></ul><ul><li>Do not (really) use tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Logbook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Version backtracking </li></ul></ul>
    28. 54. The future?
    29. 55. If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn't call it research. Albert Einstein
    30. 56. <ul><li>Wiki technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empirical proof about didactical advantage(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Peer grading tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve feedback given to students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What (implicit or explicit) grading criteria do the students use? </li></ul></ul>
    31. 57. <ul><li>www.slideshare.net/maartencannaerts </li></ul><ul><li>www.furl.net/members/maartencannaerts </li></ul><ul><li>www.edublogs.be </li></ul><ul><li>www.bloglines.com/public/maartencannaerts </li></ul>http://www.caror.org/Images/thank%20you.jpg http://www.denayer.wenk.be

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