|Salvör Gissurardóttir||My contributions|
University of Iceland, School of Education, where my field is Educational Technology and the use of computers and Internet in education. (more information here)
My presentation from April 2008
Wikis in education (powerpoint slides in Camtasia) (The presentation is in Icelandic)
Right now I work mostly on Icelandic wikibooks. I created a project called Wikilessons - mentors in Open Learning environments (see more information http://is.wikibooks.org/wiki/wikilessons) to create learning objects about wikis for teachers and teacher education students -- more specifically, about the interaction of wikibook lessons, wikipedia articles and pictures/multimedia objects from the wikimedia Commons.
I participated in the first Wikipedia conference Wikimania 2005, where I gave a presentation about use of wikis in education, brainstorming with wikis
Abstract of my Wikimania 2005 presentation:
The author suggests in this presentation how wiki can be used in on-line distance teacher education as a brainstorming tool, peer assessment activity, and a tool to develop accessment criterias for e-portfolio based learning environment.
This paper explores how educators can use Wikibooks.org and Wikipedia.org when creating constructive learning environments on the Web. Educators can design Wikibooks that link together Wikipedia articles and include student-centered and authentic inquiry-based learning tasks. These learning tasks could be Webquests. A WebQuest is a model to teach with the web that was developed in early 1995 at San Diego State University by Bernie Dodge with Tom March. A Webquest is an inquiry-oriented activity in which some or all of the information that learners interact with comes from resources on the internet. Open content such as Webquests as part of a Wikibook can make the writing and updating of a webquest a collaborative process for teachers and can also enable learners to interact with the task -- rewriting it or making changes such as adding links to resources, maintaining link collections, providing tips and messages and adding their own findings/solutions to problems, thus changing the task for future learners travelling on the same learning path.