Abstract—Higher education institutions (HEIs) can, like any
other organisation, profit from the advantages of using web 2.0
tools, as these institutions need to balance acquisition processes
with learners’ participation and contributions. The use of these
tools in training processes can contribute to pedagogical
innovation and to developing students’ learning and
professional skills; thus, it must be promoted. This paper
presents a case study which aims to validate the desired Wiki
outcomes in a teaching and learning experience in the
Information System Management classes of a Management
Course in a Portuguese HEI, as well the importance of the Wiki
for the regional community of management professionals. The
results of the analysis of the information gathered during this
pedagogical experience suggest that group process skills and
behaviours regarding self-organization, integrity and openness
clearly develop more (or are at least more easily perceived)
than web skills, as do some editing skills.
Index Terms—Wikis, pedagogical approach, group processes skills and behaviours of self-organization, integrity and openness.
The authors are with the Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Av. do Atlântico, 4900-348, Viana do Castelo, Portugal (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:Rui Gomes and Lígia Sousa, "Teaching and Learning through Wikis in Higher Education," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 627-633, 2013.