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History Teaching with Moodle 2 by John Mannion

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Encouraging collaboration using wikis

Wikis are another tool that get students working together responsibly and collaboratively. Wikis are web pages that can be created and edited on the fly. The only requirement is a computer with an Internet connection. This enables students to work in groups, editing the pages as they see fit. The teacher's role is to set up and manage the groups, giving a clear focus for their web pages. Rather than passively receiving information from the teacher about the causes of the English Civil War, the wiki enables them to carry out their own investigation and present their findings in a way which peers can read, discuss, and debate. The teacher can advise about the direction the wiki should take and sources to look ...

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