The goal for writing my case study will be to identify the changes that were needed to be made and then identified throughout the study of using wikis as a means for collaborative writing. The information I will use will be a foundation of knowledge about the current state within my classroom/ school/ country and why the reinvention of collaboration using wikis is needed. I will identify the difficulties that this country places on technology and educating students for the better and not as a passive means of ticking a box. By introducing the wiki I will identify changes in our ecosystem and how the possibilities of future advancement utilising this tool will affect this “arena”.
As a person that does not like the format of wikis through prior experiences this is a real challenge for my personal change. My biggest personal change will possibly be changing my mindset but through in-depth planning and ‘playing’ I am hoping to swing the balance to a positive experience. My pedagogy will need to change to ensure students feel confident and are able to participate fully throughout. I will link to the Roger's (2003) "Diffusion of Innovation Theory" as this plays a key part in the adoption of the wiki and identify theories and models of change that can assist with the adoption of this technology.
The key question I will look to answer at this stage will be, “What changes are needed within my school for the successful reinvention of collaboration using wikis in student writing?” The change in
is more important initially in the local context as Robinson (2009) states “it’s
conversations that spread adoption”. Ground floor working my way up. I have
introduced AVAILLL into my school and it was kept at a ground floor initial trial/ research study.
Through word of mouth the Ministry is very keen to implement it. By going
directly to them this would not be possible. Brunei
- teacher/ student/ school pedagogy
- support within the school
- links to each change, how it affects the arena
I am hoping it is well received by the immediate community and that data shows an improvement in collaboration. I anticipate the initial support from management but they have little knowledge of technology in education and are comfortable in their traditional system. I hope to conclude that students are more motivated to create knowledge through wikis by collaborating through synchronous and asynchronous communication and that adoption of the wiki was successful by the teacher, student and school to support learning.
Robinson, L. (2009) A summary of diffusion of innovations. Enabling Change.
Rogers, E. M. (2003). Diffusion of innovations. New York: Free Press.