The designing and delivering of a new online course is a crucial task for teachers that have to face two main problems: building, or retrieving, and sequencing learning materials. Retrieving learning materials requires a great effort and a waste of time, while sequencing them requires an accurate didactic project. On the other hand, thanks to the Internet, teachers and instructional designers today can search and retrieve learning materials from Learning Objects Repositories freely available on the Web, such as Mertlot or Ariadne. In this paper we investigate the possibility of using the Wikipedia free encyclopedia, that is the biggest repository of educational material which is visited daily by about sixty million people with its 49 millions of registered people. It is a matter of facts that teachers consult this encyclopedia to arrange, integrate or enrich their courses. So here we propose a system, now at its early stage of development, aiming at supporting teachers to build courses basing on Wikipedia only. The system retrieves learning materials form Wikipedia and sequences them on the basis of the links embedded in the Wikipedia HTML pages, following a course building process based on the Grasha teaching styles and on a social didactic approach. A first questionnaire has been submitted to a sample of teachers with encouraging results.

Limongelli, C., Gasparetti, F., & Sciarrone, F. (2015). Wiki course builder: A system for retrieving and sequencing didactic materials from Wikipedia. In 2015 International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2015 (pp.1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/ITHET.2015.7218041].

Wiki course builder: A system for retrieving and sequencing didactic materials from Wikipedia

LIMONGELLI, Carla;GASPARETTI, FABIO;SCIARRONE, FILIPPO
2015

Abstract

The designing and delivering of a new online course is a crucial task for teachers that have to face two main problems: building, or retrieving, and sequencing learning materials. Retrieving learning materials requires a great effort and a waste of time, while sequencing them requires an accurate didactic project. On the other hand, thanks to the Internet, teachers and instructional designers today can search and retrieve learning materials from Learning Objects Repositories freely available on the Web, such as Mertlot or Ariadne. In this paper we investigate the possibility of using the Wikipedia free encyclopedia, that is the biggest repository of educational material which is visited daily by about sixty million people with its 49 millions of registered people. It is a matter of facts that teachers consult this encyclopedia to arrange, integrate or enrich their courses. So here we propose a system, now at its early stage of development, aiming at supporting teachers to build courses basing on Wikipedia only. The system retrieves learning materials form Wikipedia and sequences them on the basis of the links embedded in the Wikipedia HTML pages, following a course building process based on the Grasha teaching styles and on a social didactic approach. A first questionnaire has been submitted to a sample of teachers with encouraging results.
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Limongelli, C., Gasparetti, F., & Sciarrone, F. (2015). Wiki course builder: A system for retrieving and sequencing didactic materials from Wikipedia. In 2015 International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2015 (pp.1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. [10.1109/ITHET.2015.7218041].
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