Wiki, a New Wave of Innovation for Teaching and Collaborative Learning

Hassan Mirzajani, Kobra HajiAlizadeh, Omolbanin Hashemi Gorji, Romina Zerafat, Hanieh Rasouli Saravi, Reza Alami


Educational technology is a dynamic major which is ever developing. In the past, educational technology was one dimensional, but nowadays it has become multi-dimensional, flexible and learner-centered. A revolution has happened in teaching methods from the perspective of web. Novel technologies in web and new role of users’ have led to the appearance of application programs on the basis of collaborative and social intelligence. Users have active participation, exploit their own beliefs, make the target concept, edit it and participate there. The most important feature of this kind of media is users’ ability to participate in its content production. Users can exploit wikis in the process of educational technology. A wiki is a social medium which enables users to produce and edit constantly in an HTML environment. The aim of this article is to introduce wikis as educational and training tools. The degree to which these obstacles affect ICT users and institutes can support decision-making on how to equip them is discussed.

Keywords: educational technology, wiki, collaborative learning, innovation

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