Evaluation of Wikis Exploited for Medicine Courses Teaching

  • Georgia Lazakidou
  • Konstantinos Siassiakos
  • Athina Lazakidou
  • Christina Ilioudi
Part of the Annals of Information Systems book series (AOIS, volume 7)


Implementing the principles of constructivist approaches to learning Wiki systems are being utilized for various purposes, one of which concerns the education of medical and nursing students. Their use in medicine courses enhances a plethora of issues, most of which are related to the learning effectiveness and their integration into the course from an instructional perspective. The present chapter reviews numerous research studies focusing on the evaluation issues such as the variables and techniques that have been used. Also, related issues regarding the problems that arise from the evaluation methods and the priorities that should be taken are discussed under the scope of fully utilizing the potential of social software.


Learning Wiki Systems Medicine Courses Web 2.0 Collaboration Tools Communication Services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georgia Lazakidou
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Siassiakos
    • 2
  • Athina Lazakidou
    • 3
  • Christina Ilioudi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Technology Education and Digital SystemsUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece
  2. 2.Military Institute of University Education, Hellenic Naval Academy, Terma, HatzikyriakouPiraeusGreece
  3. 3.Dept. of Nursing, Sparti General Hospital Building Complex, Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life SciencesUniversity of PeloponneseSpartiGreece
  4. 4.Department of InformaticsUniversity of PiraeusPiraeusGreece

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