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Abstract: Wikispaces was piloted as an educational tool for improving teaching and learning at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New South Wales with class of 54 enrolled students. An active and self-directed learning approach was used in this subject based on interactive/ discussion-based lectures and tutorials, debates and presentations as well as private study. Students' experiences and readings were to be reflected through contributions to class and wiki discussions to facilitate brain-storming, inquisitions and facilitate students' learning from each other. This paper reflects on the use of Wikispaces as a teaching strategy and presents results of students' responses to a questionnaire about the use of the wiki tool, and general teaching and learning of the subject. Analyses of responses suggested that students expressed positive experiences using wikispaces and that wikispaces correlated positively with students' performance.

To cite this article: Al-Kilidar, Hiyam and Johnson, Chris S. The use of wikispace in engineering education [online]. In: 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 6-9 December 2009: Engineering the Curriculum. Barton, A.C.T.: Engineers Australia, 2009: 381-387. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=916824959527822;res=IELENG> ISBN: 1876346590. [cited 23 Jun 17].

Personal Author: Al-Kilidar, Hiyam; Johnson, Chris S; Source: In: 20th Annual Conference for the Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 6-9 December 2009: Engineering the Curriculum. Barton, A.C.T.: Engineers Australia, 2009: 381-387. DOI: Document Type: Conference Paper ISBN: 1876346590 Subject: Academic achievement; Active learning; Graduate students--Attitudes; Distance education; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, email: h.al-kilidar@unsw.edu.au
(2) School of IT, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, email: chrisj@it.ust.edu.au

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