Teaching mathematics at a distance: Trialling a wiki community to focus reflection and share resourcesReport as inadecuate

Author: Janet Macdonald, Sally Crighton and Ben Craven

Source: https://core.ac.uk/


Professional development for academic staff in Higher Education is always more interesting and inspiring if good practice can be embedded in a way which is meaningful and relevant to the individual.
The current project focuses on raising awareness of significant or difficult parts of a course, and promoting the exchange of good practice using a wiki environment.
Our findings suggest that this methodology has promise, and is particularly valuable to new tutors, or at the start of a new course.
The wiki can be used to host a repository of teaching materials and we illustrate a number of examples.
We have also learnt a number of useful lessons on the ways in which a wiki might be used to support a staff community in the future, and offer a list of recommendations ...

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