Project 252

Wikispaces Classroom

Contributed by Niamh Flanagan (@NiamhatResearch)
EdTech Tool Name:Wikispaces Classroom
Bref Description:Wikispaces Classroom is a social writing platform for education
Type of EdTech Tool:
  • Web (access through web browser)
EdTech Tool Usage Keywords:wiki, collaboration, writing
EdTech Tool Uses:Online classroom workspace where you and your students can communicate and work on writing and presentation projects alone or in teams. Assessment tools allow staff to measure student contribution and engagement in real-time. Wikispaces. Works by invitation only giving students a protected environment for their work. I used a wikispaces classroom with 50 postgrad social work students undertaking a collaborative research project. Teams of students designed and analysed data on various aspects of the overall topic. Their findings were written up in a Wikispaces class room and interested parties invited to visit and review the result. Wikispaces Classroom made it possible for a large group to produce a coherent piece of work in a short timeframe. You can see an image of this wiki at this link.
Education Level(s):
  • Third Level/Higher Education
  • Other: Very accessible could be used at all ed levels with varying input by teachers
Academic Subjects:Used in a social work research setting but is adaptable to any discipline with a written component.
EdTech Tool Pricing Structure:Completely, 100% free
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