Using Wikis to Transform Teaching & Learning in Project-Oriented Classes

University of Massachusetts Instructional Technology Conference
Fred Martin, Computer Science
Don Rhine, Graduate School of Education
UMass Lowell

April 11, 2008

URL for this wiki:

UMass Dartmouth's Site

Here is our 1-page session proposal.

UMass Lowell has a campus-wide site now

Top 6 Reasons to Use Wikis:

1. It's easy to create a simple web site

2. Student collaborate on team projects (and can share with public)

3. Faculty collaboration in course development

  • Artbotics with Holly Yanco (CS), Fred Martin, (CS) and Hyun Ju Kim (Art)
  • Radical Design with Georges Grinstein, Sarah Kuhn, and Fred Martin

4. Blog of classroom activity & class management

5. Create public Q&A forum around assignments

6. Building a community with students and faculty (personal & fun pages)