Tuesday, May 18
3:15 PM-4:15 PM
Butterworth 3

Revitalising teaching education practices through the effective use of WikiEducator as an innovative and pragmatic approach to collaborative and lifelong learning

Best Practices Session ID: 28776
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    Anuradha Gungadeen
    Mauritius Institute of Education

Abstract: The Mauritius Institute of Education (MIE) recognises the vital role of infusing Information Technology and Communications (ICT) across the existing content, that is, the potential of learning ‘with’ technology as a means for actively engaging and motivating the students in the learning process. The rapid spread of the use of online learning technology in education is somehow forcing academics to redefine their teaching strategies by adopting new innovative tools and practices. This change requires a paradigm shift from the conventional to an online approach. This paper critically reflects on a short term observation on revisiting the traditional teaching practice through the innovative and effective use of WikiEducator as a collaborative tool in the lifelong learning process. It mainly serves three purposes 1. Develop sharing and collaboration, 2. Trigger learning skills that enable learners to think critically, analyse and update information and 3. Reuse of digital learning resources.

Presider: Jianxia Cao, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


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