Wikis in Education


This course is aimed at teachers involved in the PIALE programme(Programa Integral de Aprendizaje de las Lenguas Extranjera.Decreto 81/2012, de 11 de mayo de 2012).
The session will be carried out in CPR Plasencia on June,25th (Monday) from 17:00 to 21:00,

1. What is a wiki? wikis.jpg

The name "Wiki" was chosen by Ward Cunningham, the creator of the first Wiki. It is a shortened form of "wiki- wiki", the Hawaiian word for quick.

A wiki is a website where users can add, remove, and edit every page using a web browser. It's so terrifically easy for people to jump in and revise pages that wikis are becoming known as the tool of choice for large, multiple-participant projects.

The main strength of a wiki is that it gives people the ability to work collaboratively on the same document. The only software you need is an Internet browser. Consequently, wikis are used for a variety of purposes. If you make a mistake, it's easy to revert back to an earlier version of the document.

1.1 A Wiki Guide for Teachers

1.2 Educational Wikis

Click here to see examples of educational wikis.

1.3 Creating a Wiki at Wikispaces

If you want to create a wiki at wikispaces you have two possibilities:

1.4 Tutorials

1.5 Resources

1.6 CLIL

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning), or AICLE (Aprendizaje Integrado de Contenidos y Lenguas Extranjeras. cf. Educación Bilingüe), refers to situations where subjects, or parts of subjects, are taught through a foreign language with dual-focussed aims, namely the learning of content, and the simultaneous learning of a foreign language'. (Marsh, 1994)