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Christine Penman 
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date.accessioned
2011-06-10T14:52:49Z
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2011-06-10T14:52:49Z
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identifier
http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/academicdevelopment/LTA/resources/Pages/Details.aspx?ItemID=25&Section=CS
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identifier.uri
http://dspace.jorum.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/10949/15172
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I set up 8 wikis (with Wikispaces) in Spring 2010 for collaborative exchanges between students of French at Edinburgh Napier University (Level B1 of the Common European Framework, mainly 1st year, post A-Level/Higher students) and students of English at the Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse. Both sides included a number of international students. The aims were to encourage students to practise writing in the language of their counterparts and explore each other’s cultural practices revolving around the student experience (timetabling issues, cost of living, listening/viewing/reading likes and dislikes). They were also asked to select a picture of Scotland / France which, in their view, represented the country where they lived and studied. In Scotland, students were not assessed for these activities (as I viewed this as a pilot study) but some of these took place in tutorial time. In France, on the other hand, wiki activities were embedded in the assessment regime, which accounted for a higher level of activity on that side. Wiki technology provides affordances which align on the latest thoughts on learning and teaching as they provide a collaborative, constructive learning process, have the potential to make students feel engaged and empowered, and can make provision for analytical, reflective and creative activities (for learning theories see Johnstone 2010). It is, however, important to have all activities constructively aligned with the learning objectives.
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WEB_LINK
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http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/academicdevelopment/LTA/resources/Pages/Details.aspx?ItemID=25&Section=CS
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Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/uk/
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subject
wikis
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online learning
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international
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title
Use of wikis with 1st year students of French 
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audience
HE
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subject.jacs3
European languages, literature & related subjects
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R000
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true
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Higher Education
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