Continuum: Wiki - Developing Electronic Resources

Completed: January 2011
Leader(s): Professor John Storan, Dr Petula Peters, Kathy Wright
Organisation: University of East London
Contact Email: k.wright@uel.ac.uk
URL: http://www.uel.ac.uk/continuum/projects/index.htm

The project explores the use of wiki technology to disseminate pre-course information to initial teacher trainees and on-course collaboration between tutors, learners and support staff.

Wikis:

  • disseminate key information to intending students effectively and efficiently;
  • facilitate collaboration and up to date information and communication with intending students;
  • enable offer holders to acquire and develop online social and communication skills;
  • help admin and academic staff as well as offer holders to understand the potential contribution of collaborative online technologies to student learning and support;
  • give tutors and trainees a positive experience of a learning technology, thus modelling the potential of such software during a teacher training programme and its potential use by trainees with pupils in the classroom