The Appropriation of Wiki in a Higher Blended Learning Course: A Case

Beatriz Fainholc (UNLP-CEDIPROE- Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 230
EISBN13: 9781616922054|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-870-3.ch013
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the description of wiki appropriation. It considers the tool inclusion in an online educational innovation, supported in student and group-centered learning approach, to improve the quality of the blended learning offered. It states that the university course of educational technology, through wiki application as an appropriated methodology, beyond its consideration as a Web 2.0 tool, gives the opportunity to enhance the student protagonism into the deepening of the conceptual field of the subject by a collaborative knowledge construction. The evidence shows that the application worth to develop the learning strategies towards the student comprehension and its social skills in universities contexts. The results shows that the transformation of reactive attitudes into creative ones is a long process of change mediated by emotions and metacognitive work. Both facilitate a change of the students’ focus, perspectives, and mentalities, understandable by the help of collective learning, among diverse variables.
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