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Tiki for Education (Cached)

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EDU is the short for 'education' and tiki is an abbreviation of Tiki. Since october 2002 Tiki is used in several educative contexts and this website is dedicated to help that use and gather useful components to make it easier. Use the forums to talk/ask/discuss anything related to the Educational use of Tiki Wiki CMS/Groupware, suggest improvements, ... and update the ToDo page smile )


Usage of Tiki for Education

There are tons of features that can be used in educational scenarios. Some of the are:
  1. Tiki logs the activity by user and by work, and has a simple interface for report generation, which can be exported: See Action log.
  2. Rating allows faculty or peers to rate the quality of some document, posts in a discussion forum or comments, etc.
  3. "Type of contribution" requested to users at post time, to enhance reflective and significative learning... See Contribution
  4. AulaWiki & Workspaces from Tiki 1.8 to Tiki4 : some adaptations of Tiki for educational contexts (Secondary schools, Universities, etc.), as well as the main new feature to help managing groups of resources, permissions and users in an easy way.
  5. The Quizzes feature allows you to build sets of questions for contests, e-learning, or just plain fun. Quizzes have several available controls:
    • Points per question
    • Points per answer
    • Passing Grade
    • Time Limits
    • Repeat the Quiz
    • Results Storage and Analysis
  6. Plugin MiniQuiz allows to create a quiz using a Tracker. This is similar but different than the Quiz feature.
  7. Since Tiki10 : Workspaces UI was introduced as a core Tiki feature, to help admins create workspaces from workspace templates predefined by them, with a few included resources, groups and permissions pre-assigned to them.
  8. Scorm is a format used to package learning material in Learning Management Systems.
    • Tiki provides special handling for those files when stored in File Gallery. The file will be read and a Tracker Item will be created, which allows for automatic indexing of the file's meta-data.
    • There is PluginPlayScorm, which plays a SCORM learning object in an iframe. Requires Moodle to be installed.
  9. Tiki can be integrated with an instance of BigBlueButton web conference and elearning system. See BigBlueButton. Key features of the Tiki & BigBlueButton integration comprise:
    • 1-click login into BigBlueButton using Tiki user system
    • Various permissions on the BigBlueButton session via Tiki's permission and group system
    • Listing BigBlueButton recordings in Tiki.
  10. When the course is reaching the end, surveys are usually done on students to find out their satisfaction degree, and to get hints of ways to improve the teaching and learning experience. Basic surveys in Tiki can be organitzed through the Surveys feature, and advanced surveys can be managed with the Trackers feature.





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