An Analysis of Wikis as Educational Technology

By Everardo Reyes Garcia.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Wikis offer possibilities for education within Web-based environments. Some learning activities include collaborative work, hypermedia writing, information searching and analysis. In this paper, we present some experiences of using Wikis as a platform to support learning activities. We explore some uses and practical issues from an educational technology standpoint. Finally, we discuss the Wiki model by taking into account e-learning standards.

Keywords: Wikis, Web-based Education, Educational Hypermedia, Collaborative Work, Writable Web

The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.165-174. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.292MB).

Dr. Everardo Reyes Garcia

Director, B.A. Animation and Digital Arts, Communication Department, ITESM Campus Toluca, Toluca, Mexico

Dr. Everardo Reyes Garcia was born and raised in Mexico. He studied Communication Sciences and then a Master’s in Educational Technology. From 2003 to 2007 he lived in Paris, France, where he got his PhD in Information and Communication Sciences. He is concerned with new media and its innovative uses for education, art and communication.

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