Wikis in education: Learning with the webcourses wiki


A wiki is a web technology that allows a web site to be collaboratively constructed and edited with no specialist tools and very little technical know-how. This workshop explores the use of wikis for collaborative teaching and learning in higher education. The workshop focus will be on the wiki tool available in webcourses.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Contribute to and edit a wiki in webcourses
  • setup and administer a wiki in webcourses
  • identify strategies for fostering collaboration using wikis 
  • outline ways in which wikis can be used to enhance teaching and learning 
  • recognise potential downsides to using wikis for learning
Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all academic staff.

Links to DIT Institutional Objectivesa

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop the curriculum
  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Develop key skills & competencies in students
  • Promote diversity of learning opportunities
  • Support evaluation and review
Any pre-requisites / advance preparation required?

Previous experience of webcourses would be helpful. At a minimum you should know how to log into webcourses and have access to at least one webcourses module.

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by staff from the DIT Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre.