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IJIET 2013 Vol.3(6): 627-633 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2013.V3.350

Teaching and Learning through Wikis in Higher Education

Rui Gomes and Lígia Sousa

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: rgomes@estg.ipvc.pt, ligia@estg.ipvc.pt).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jon-Chao Hong
  • Managing Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2022: 2.0), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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