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ERIC Number: ED533226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
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Evaluate Wiki Technology as e-Learning Tool from the Point View of Al-Baha University Students: A Pilot Study with Undergraduate Students in Both Faculties of Science and Education
Alzahrani, Ibraheem
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Education, Learning, Styles, Individual Differences Network (ELSIN) (7th, Cardiff, United Kingdom, Jun 26-28, 2012)
Wikis technologies are one of Web 2.0 applications that can be used to improve the learning method and to engage students in learning with others in a collaborative environment. This paper investigates the potential use of wiki technology in Al-Baha University through students' perceptions; the study seeks to answer the main question. How to evaluate the use of wiki technology as an e-learning tool from the students' perceptions? To answer the main question, students were asked to answer four sub-questions representing the four main axes related to the use of wiki in learning in general, and the use of wiki in Saudi education in particular. 26 students from two colleges at Al-Baha University, KSA [Kingdom of Saudi Arabia] participated in this study. Random sampling method was used to select the sample members. The data collected through the interviewer-administered questionnaire, this method designed and developed by the authors. The data were analysed by SPSS programme with descriptive explanation. The findings inducted to that, students tend to study via the new learning method which is the wiki system and they prefer to learn collaboratively. Moreover, the findings showed that Al-Baha University suffers from the weakness of the internet and the unavailability of computers in some classrooms. Students believed that the reason behind this is that Al-Baha University is one of the Saudi emerging universities. (Contains 7 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Saudi Arabia