An analysis of third-level multi-cultural interdisciplinary student learning outcomes using Wiki technology
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Dempsey, Mary, Gormley, Paul, & McDwyer, Liam. (2009). An analysis of thrid-level multi-cultural interdisciplinary student learning outcomes using Wiki technology. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Irish Learning Technology Association Conference EdTech, National College of Ireland, Dublin.
The increasing need for effective collaboration among interdisciplinary groups suggests the necessity of developing teaching pedagogy that infuses teaching techniques with technologies. Combining Business and Engineering graduate expertise is paramount in developing skills set for high end product and service innovation. Opportunities also arise if groups have experience and familiarity with other cultures. A collaborative teaching tool that can combine business, engineering and cultural opportunities is Wiki. Wiki provides an environment that enables students to contribute to a web page in a collaborative manner. The Internet based Wiki provides a many advantages including a platform for connecting students from around the world who can work together in a virtual way.