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Wiki tools in the preparation and support of e-learning courses
Abstract Wiki tools, which became known mainly thanWiki tools, which became known mainly thanks to the Wikipedia encyclopedia, represent quite a new phenomenon on the Internet. The work presented here deals with three areas connected to a possible use of wiki tools for the preparation of an e-learning course. To what extent does Wikipedia.com contain terms necessary for scientific lectures at the university level and to what extent are they localised into other languages? The second area covers the use of Wikipedia as a knowledge base for e-learning study materials. Our experience with Enviwiki which originated within the {E-V} Learn project and its use in e-learning courses is presented. The third area aims at the use of wiki tools for building a knowledge base and sharing experience of the participants of an e-learning course. the participants of an e-learning course.
Added by wikilit team Added on initial load  +
Collected data time dimension Cross-sectional  +
Comments The authors believe that a possible solution of this problem may be the development of specialized portals, localized to national languages, based on the same principles as Wikipedia
Conclusion The comparison of the Czech and English veThe comparison of the Czech and English versions of Wikipedia validates the hypothesis that the English version is much wider (it consists of more entries) and at the same time its entries are treated in much more detail (the entries are longer, with more hypertext links, pictures, graphs and photographs, and they also cite more references). The research, which explored localization of scientific topics, showed that scientific topics are translated much more often than other topics. Despite this positive trend, the research also showed that the entries are treated in much fewer details. Also the level of localization is different in different scientific fields and disciplines. The advantage of localized entries is that in some cases they provide links to references in national languages, or to literature in a different world language than English. However, the use of the Czech version of Wikipedia in preparation of e-learning courses seems to be more than problematic.courses seems to be more than problematic.
Data source Wikipedia pages  +
Google scholar url http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&q=%22Wiki%2Btools%2Bin%2Bthe%2Bpreparation%2Band%2Bsupport%2Bof%2Be-learning%2Bcourses%22  +
Has author Antonin Jancarik + , Katerina Jancarikova +
Has domain Education +
Has topic Comprehensiveness + , Cultural and linguistic effects on participation + , Domain-specific student readership +
Issue 2  +
Pages 123-32  +
Peer reviewed Yes  +
Publication type Journal article  +
Published in Electronic Journal of e-Learning +
Research design Statistical analysis  +
Research questions Are Wikipedia entries a sufficiently scienAre Wikipedia entries a sufficiently scientifically erudite source for preparation of Czech pre-service teachers of mathematics and biology? The research also tried to address the following three subquestions: In what extent are scientific entries from mathematics and biology localized into national languages? Does Wikipedia provide enough references to supplementary study texts? What other potential do wiki tools have in teaching (chapter 5)?o wiki tools have in teaching (chapter 5)?
Revid 11,067  +
Theories Undetermined
Theory type Analysis  +
Title Wiki tools in the preparation and support of e-learning courses
Unit of analysis Website  +
Url http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ895700&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ895700  +
Volume 8  +
Wikipedia coverage Main topic  +
Wikipedia data extraction Live Wikipedia  +
Wikipedia language Czech  + , English  +
Wikipedia page type Article  +
Year 2010  +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 15 March 2012 20:34:27  +
Categories Comprehensiveness  + , Cultural and linguistic effects on participation  + , Domain-specific student readership  + , Education  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 30 January 2014 20:32:35  +
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