Title: A wiki as a common framework for promoting autonomous learning among university students

Authors: Raquel Viciana-Abad; José Enrique Muñoz-Expósito; José Manuel Pérez-Lorenzo; Sebastián García-Galán; Fernando Parra-Rodríguez

Addresses: Telecommunication Engineering Department, EPS Linares, University of Jaén, Alfonso X El Sabio, 28 23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain. ' Telecommunication Engineering Department, EPS Linares, University of Jaén, Alfonso X El Sabio, 28 23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain. ' Telecommunication Engineering Department, EPS Linares, University of Jaén, Alfonso X El Sabio, 28 23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain. ' Telecommunication Engineering Department, EPS Linares, University of Jaén, Alfonso X El Sabio, 28 23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain. ' Telecommunication Engineering Department, EPS Linares, University of Jaén, Alfonso X El Sabio, 28 23700 Linares, Jaén, Spain

Abstract: The process of adapting methodologically to European Credit Transfer System suffers from a lack in practical evaluations within the engineering field. One of the main competencies within the studies of telematics engineering is the development of skills related to behaving as technical consultants. This competency has been traditionally developed via publishing additional material through learning management systems; however, the approach followed within this study has promoted its development through the creation of practical guides within a wiki. The evaluation of this activity with students of different courses is presented herein, providing certain guidelines about its use as a support system for autonomous learning.

Keywords: autonomous learning; competency; practical guides; telematics engineering; Web 2.0; social media; internet; world wide web; social networking; networks; interactivity; collaboration; interactive media; collaborative media; wiki; collaborative websites; online databases; common frameworks; university students; European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System; ECTS; study credits; student attainment; student performance; universities; higher education; EU; Europe; European Union; practical evaluations; engineering education; skill development; skills; technical consultants; learning management systems; LMSs; support systems; University of Jaén; Spain; innovation; CSCL; computer-supported learning; collaborative learning; technological issues; pedagogical issues; pedagogy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2012.047310

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2012 Vol.12 No.1, pp.54 - 71

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 15 Jun 2012 *

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