Why Should Students Know How To Wiki?

external image 129775513_8d5e1fc55e_m.jpgLet’s face it…times have changed, and along with it so to has the types of skills our students need to possess when they enter the workforce. The kinds of skills needed are much different than those needed by workers a generation or two ago. Wikis are one way in which students can begin to develop, practice, and master these “21st Century Skills”. The research firm Gartner has already predicted that by 2009 half of all companies worldwide will be utilizing wikis in one fashion or another; as educators we have a responsibility to teach our students the skills necessary to succeed in an ever-changing environment. Some of these skills include :
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Effective Communication
  • Effective Collaboration
  • Self-directed Learning
  • Self-motivated learning
  • Information Literacy
  • Innovativeness
  • Global Awareness
  • Global Citizenship

The above from http://classroomtech.pbwiki.com/WikiWiki