Online teaching script in a Wiki
Benefits for the teacher
- The work with the Wiki's fun.
- The lesson script is reusable.
- Once held teaching disappears is not in a drawer, but remains alive.
- The preparation of the script causes a reflection of teaching and a clarification of the contents.
- Asynchronous learning will be encouraged. For example, students provide solutions to old tasks.
- Since the students are solving write pages, it must not do everything alone, but gets support.
- The once work is potentially of international importance. This is meaningful. The effort is worthwhile.
- A Wiki is a "social software". It is open to the world and promotes teamwork, even among teachers.
- WikiEducator aims to learning in the so-called developing countries. This is the work Wiki potentially a personal development aid.
- Since working with a wiki for the students well and, promotes and facilitates the teaching process.
- It can be a Wiki author a name.
- As part of Web 2.0, the total wikis still important. Examples: 1.Wikipedia, 2 Everywhere new wiki projects. As a Wiki author is a man so at the time.
- Author in a Wiki is to be a creative process, the positive impact on the work as a teacher can ever have.
- Own thoughts in the global educational efforts of the whole mankind fed.
- WikiEducator was recently voted best educational Wiki Award. The number of participants will continue to grow.
- By working in a Wiki is potentially the professional isolation of the teacher alleviated.
- Loss of data on your own PC? No problem, the material is stored externally in the Wiki.
- Fear of vandalism by students or other malicious Wiki user is unfounded.
- Have the students once the capabilities for editing a Wiki acquired, it is always pointed back, for example, in another subject.
- Although the letter generated a constant current teaching scripts a conscience pressure to perform, but it can also be seen as a motivating. Ideal: The script prior to the lesson and then write yet. Then optimal interaction between teaching and Wiki work. And the teacher has written still fresh in the mind.
- The work in the wiki profitable better if the same classes.
- The work of a student can be in the Wiki protocol exactly.
Disadvantages for the teacher
- The creation of Wiki pages is cumbersome and requires a lot of time, but with increasing exercise easier and faster.
- The MediaWiki Wikis have not yet WYSIWYG editor. Learning the MediaWiki syntax required! (At least 1 hour), however, there is now MediaWiki Adds On for OpenOffice, the editing easier. Rich Text editors are in the works.
- So far, no compensation for the creation of Wiki pages.
- The uploading not Create material is hampered by copyright.
- To the students the basics of editing a Wiki teach is teaching time is necessary.
- For the students regularly work in the wiki is a permanent occupancy of the computer space required, for example, once a week. The lessons must be matched accordingly.
- The lesson script should always up to date. That creates a certain amount of pressure to perform.
Benefits for the students
- The students can use the tuition script at any time, for the teacher.
- The students get printouts of the script to the filing. In the expression may be into.
- The text of the script are very unterrichtsnah and understandable and always up to date.
- The script does not contain any material that is not relevant.
- The work with the school will be replaced, the book must not in the classroom are welcome.
- The notes in the classroom is not necessarily needed. (In practice, it is but for educational reasons, and is recommended by the students also practiced.)
- The solution filling in the pages motivated to work.
- Handouts to units can be set to Wiki. The teacher took the expression or the copy on film.
- The teaching material in any place with Internet access at any time.
- Through the active translation in English, the specialized vocabulary in English and the Germans practiced.
- Learning with the computer is for most students generally attractive, regardless of the educational content.
- The in teaching skills for editing a Wiki are far beyond the classroom also usable.
- To learn, in passing a Wiki is "empowerment". It is about the ability to take an active part in a free, democratic knowledge society.
Disadvantages for the students
- Students who do not like to work on the computer, are unmotivated. These are but a few, experience.
- The time for learning editing is based on the teaching time for the subject. It is known from experience to about 5 lessons.
My motivation as a trainer
- The work in the wiki gives me pleasure.
- I personally have a strong desire to "development aid" in the education field.
- It is to me about my personal contribution to a more just world: In many countries young people have insufficient educational opportunities. The Learning with Computers and the Internet opens up many new possibilities.
- Hence all the texts of the teaching in English script translated, and are therefore as Open Educational Resource (OER) to the world without restriction.
- The project is also for my own professional development of value. For example, this is my lesson anew again reflected and questioned.
I would be at any time, even later, on new Wiki colleagues happy.
--White Eagle 17:15, 5 February 2008 (CET)