Alternatives to using a wiki to teach?
Posted by selinalock on 29 October, 2009
I’m looking for some advice or suggestions on alternatives to using a wiki during a session.
Last year I blogged about my experience using a wetpaint wiki with 1st year computer scientists which overall went well as the students liked the option to interact online, rather than interact verbally in the classroom. We found last year and so far with the group this year that they are far happier doing things in front of a computer!
Anyway, there are up to 70 students and I would like them to comment on issues such as the pros and concs of wikipedia during the session. The wetpaint wiki would not allow several people to edit at once so most of the students entries were lost or overwritten last year.
If anyone can recommend an alternative solution?
– wiki software that will let multiple people edit?
– chat room software that can deal with a big group?
– discussion forum software?
– would a blog allow lots of people to comment at once? Or would it fall over?
I only really need the software during the session, as I’m not expecting them to add to it afterwards, so it needs to be free and easy to use/register for. I would have used a Blackboard discussion board but this module isn’t using Blackboard!