Re-conceptualizing Homework as Independent Learning

by John Spiri Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Tokyo, Japan) Keywords: homework, independent learning, journals, learner autonomy   Abstract Homework has become an institutionalized aspect of schooling for students from primary school through university. The reasons given to defend assigning, encouraging or forcing students to complete homework almost exclusively refer to academic achievement as […]

Using Wikis with Student Research Projects and Portfolios

by Celeste Scholz University of Oregon (Oregon, USA) Keywords: collaborative learning, portfolios, research projects, wikis   Abstract A wiki is a powerful, free Internet tool that allows users to quickly create web pages organized into websites without special training. The web page editing screen has recognizable formatting tools. Although these tools are limited, wikis have […]