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Using a wiki to facilitate learning on a Requirements Engineering course

Thomas, Pete and Minocha, Shailey (2007). Using a wiki to facilitate learning on a Requirements Engineering course. In: Higher Education Academy's eighth Annual Conference, 28-30 August 2007, University of Southampton.

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe the introduction of a wiki for collaborative activities in a Requirements Engineering course offered at a distance to part-time learners. The paper describes the course and how wiki activities were incorporated. The paper then discusses the initial feedback from the students which shows that the wiki has been largely effective for developing students' understanding of the course concepts, the effectiveness of team working in Requirements Engineering and the use of wikis in practice. However, there are particular issues related to asynchronous working in distance education/eLearning that need to be better addressed. We conclude with a discussion of how we are tackling these issues and developing the use of the wiki on the course based on the students' feedbac

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: wikis; social software; collaborative learning; requirements engineering; collaborative writing
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 16202
Depositing User: Shailey Minocha
Date Deposited: 12 May 2009 09:04
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 13:54
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16202
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