TWEAK - Tweaking Wikis for Education and Advancement of Knowledge (completed)

Final report from the project, with presentation video and publication list.

About the project

The TWEAK project develops new designs and models that balance learner exploration and negotiation with more goal directed efforts to bring knowledge advancement more up front in school subjects.

Objectives

The TWEAK project has two interrelated goals. First, to match collectively oriented tools such as wikis with tasks that require collaborative efforts. Secondly, to address the role of the teacher as a most vital force in designing and supporting activities conducive to knowledge advancement. We will:

  • tweak wikis, adding prompts and different supporting mechanisms that facilitate concept development and domain specific vocabulary.
  • facilitate the possibilities for teachers to participate in the wiki and the opportunities for more flexible interaction among learners.
     

Theory and methods

Design experiments, agile development, extreme programming, recordings of teachers and students activities at school, interaction analysis.

Partners

Ullern Upper Secondary School

Stovner Upper Secondary School
 

Funding and timeframe

Funded by:

ITU

Intermedia

Timeframe: 2008-2009

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Published Sep. 16, 2010 8:59 AM - Last modified Jan. 22, 2016 3:27 PM

Contact

Project leader Ingvill Rasmussen