Collaborative Learning Supported with Mediawiki Platform in Technical University Environment

  • Ján Mojžiš
  • Štefan Balogh
  • Michal Ásványi
  • Ivana Budinská
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)


According to several studies, student collaboration can be helpful in learning process. In this paper, we propose collaborative learning for students of a technical university as part of courses on “Computer criminality”. We have prepared a base platform, MediaWiki, to support the collaborative approach. The MediaWiki is a free open source platform originally used for Wikipedia. We also prepared a questionnaire for students about their opinion on using collaborative learning as part of the school courses. We assume, based on the responses given by the students, that they prefer knowledge sharing among other collaborative learning approaches. The paper summarizes findings about students’ attitude to collaborative learning and suggests some improvements for the design and development of a collaborative learning tool. A case study - a course on Computer criminality, is briefly described. Preliminary results indicate, that students can highly benefit from collaboration.


MediaWiki Survey Student collaboration Constructivist learning School Faculty Course 



This work has been supported by the Scientific Grant Agency - VEGA under grant No. 2/0154/16.


  1. 1.
    Harasim, L.: On-Line Education: Perspectives on a New Medium. PraegedGreenwood, New York (1990)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Vygotsky, L.S.: Mind in Society. Harvard University Press, Cambridge (1978)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Duffy, T.M., Jonassen, D.H. (eds.): Constructivism and the Technology of Instruction: A Conversation. Routledge (2013)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Tagliaferri, L.: Open-access student-centered learning. In: International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, pp. 605–619. Springer, Cham, September 2016Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Chu, S.K.W., Kennedy, D., Mak, Y.K.: MediaWiki and Google Docs as online collaboration tools for group project co-construction. In: Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Knowledge Management (2009)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Sarkar, A.: Constructivist design for interactive machine learning. In: Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1467–1475. ACM, May 2016Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ján Mojžiš
    • 1
  • Štefan Balogh
    • 2
  • Michal Ásványi
    • 2
  • Ivana Budinská
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsSlovak Academy of SciencesBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringSlovak Technical University in BratislavaBratislavaSlovakia

Personalised recommendations