Example of using wiki-software in environmental education at university: evaluation of the course Management of Environmental Protection


  • Martin Zahradník
  • Lenka Pachmanová




e–learning, wiki, environmentální akční kompetence, komunikační nástroje e-learningu


The article deals with the possibilities of using wiki software (and specifically the electronic encyclopedia Enviwiki) in developing action competence in environmental education courses at the university. The example of the course organized by the Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague, examines the strengths and weaknesses of this type of teaching. It is focused on both: on the outputs of the course and the related assessment of students' work, and on the process of creating a requisite academic essay, and last but not least, on the reflection of the course by students themselves. The article underlines the importance of choosing quality information resources and the ability to deal constructively with critical comments as important factors influencing the outcome of student work. It describes the communication tools used in the process of writing an academic text and summarizes the results of a pilot version of the questionnaire survey, which despite some difficulties confirms students' interest in this type of teaching. Due to a limited number of course participants it is not possible to generalize the findings, although on the other hand, the chosen methodology allowed a detailed analysis of the studied phenomena. The authors therefore hope that the experience can serve as a source of inspiration for a wider discussion about the issues of e-learning, especially its social dimension, and for further research.


Download data is not yet available.


Metrics Loading ...


DLOUHÁ, J. 2008. EnviWiki - the Czech Multimedia Toolkit for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Envigogika, roč. 3, č. 1 [Online] [Citováno 2008-08-29]. Dostupné z www ISSN: 1802-3061

DLOUHÁ J. 2009. Kompetence v environmentálním vzdělávání. Envigogika roč. 3, č. 1 [Online] [cit. 2009-11-07]. URL <http://envigogika.cuni.cz> ISSN: 1802-3061

DLOHÁ, J., DlLOUHÝ, J. 2009. Use of Wiki Tools for Raising the Communicative Aspect of Learning. Předneseno na konferenci ECEL 2009, Bari.

DLOUHÁ J., DLOUHÝ J., PACHMANOVÁ L. 2009. E-learning na bázi spolupráce dvou elektronických prostředí - LMS a wiki. Využití EnviWiki, elektronické encyklopedie o životním prostředí, ve vysokoškolské výuce. In SOJKA, P., RAMBOUSEK, J. (ed.) Sborník 6. ročníku konference o elektronické podpoře výuky SCO2009. Brno, MUNIpress. 2009, ss. 238–243. ISBN 978-80-210-4878-2

DLOUHÁ, J., MACHÁČKOVÁ HENDERSON, L. 2008. E-learning as an opportunity for virtual mobility and competence development within European Universities. In WILLIAMS R; REMENYI D. (ed.) The Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL). Reading: Academic Publishing Limited. November 2008, Book 1, pp. 297-307. ISBN 978-1-906638-23-1 CD Kód UT-ISI: 000263192600038

DUFFY, P., BRUNS, A. 2006. The Use of Blogs, Wikis and RSS in Education: A Conversation of Possibilities. In Proceedings Online Learning and Teaching Conference 2006, pages pp. 31-38, Brisbane. [Online] [cit. 2009-11-03] URL http://eprints.qut.edu.au

FOLTÝNOVÁ-BRŮHOVÁ, H. 2008. Doprava a životní prostředí. Enviwiki [online] [cit. 2009-12-20 ] URL <http://www.enviwiki.cz/wiki/Port%C3%A1l:Doprava_a_%C5%BEivotn%C3%AD_prost%C5%99ed%C3%AD>.

HART, P., POSCH P., ROBOTTOM I. 2006. Reflective Practice in Teacher Education: Learning from Case Studies of Environmental Education. Regula Kyburz-Graber, 2006. ISBN 978-3039108688

HORTON W. 2000. Designing Web-Based Training. John Wiley et Sons, 2000. ISBN 047135614X, 607 str.

JANČAŘÍK, A., JANČAŘÍKOVÁ, K. 2009. Wiki tools in the preparation and support of e-learning courses. Přednesen na konferenci ECEL 2009, Bari.

JANČAŘÍKOVÁ, K. 2009. Základy ekologie a problematiky životního prostředí pro pedagogy. Skripta pro studenty Pedagogických fakult 2009. [online] [cit. 2009-11-16] URL <http://www.enviwiki.cz/wiki/Z%C3%A1klady_ekologie_a_problematiky_%C5%BEivotn%C3%ADho_prost%C5%99ed%C3%AD_pro_pedagogy>

KIRSCHNER P., STRIJBOS J-W., KREIJNS K. 2004. Designing integrated collaborative e-learning. In JOCHEMS, W., VAN MERRIENBOER, J., KOPER, R. (ed.) Integrated E-Learning: Implications for Pedagogy, Technology and Organisation, RoutledgeFalmer Oxon, ISBN 0415335027

MŠMT ČR. 2006. Strategie vzdělávání pro udržitelný rozvoj České republiky (2008 - 2015), [Online] [cit. 2009-11-07], URL <http://www.msmt.cz/dokumenty/strategie-vzdelavani-pro-udrzitelny-rozvoj-ceske-republiky>

RAITMAN, R., AUGAR, N., ZHOU, W. 2005. Employing Wikis for Online Collaboration in the E-Learning Environment: Case Study; Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Information Technology and Applications (ICITA 05), © IEEE

RICHARDSON, J.T.E. 2009. Face-toFace Versus Online Tutoring Support in Humanities Courses in Distance Education. Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, Vol. 69, No. 8.

SALMON, G. 2002. E-tivities: The key to aktive online learning; RoutledgeFalmer Oxon, ISBN 0749436867

WALS, A.E.J. (ed.) 2007. Social learning towards a sustainable world Wageningen. Wageningen Academic Publishers ISBN 978-90-8686-031-9

WELLER, M. 2002. Delivering learning on the Net: the why, what &how of online education. RoutledgeFalmer Oxon, ISBN 0749436751, 181 str.

WHEELER, S. 2008. All Changing: The Social Web and the Future of Higher Education (a tale of two keynotes). Keynote speech for the Virtual University: Models, Tools and Practice Conference, Technical University of Warsaw, Poland. June 18-20

WHEELER, S., YEOMANS, P., WHEELER, D. 2008. The good, the bad and the wiki: Evaluating student-generated content for collaborative learning. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39(6), 987-995.

WHEELER, S., WHEELER, D. 2009. Using wikis to promote quality learning in teacher training. Learning, Media and Technology, Vol. 34, No. 1, March, 1-10

WHEELER, S. 2009. Learning 2.0: How Students Are Using the Social Web in Their Learning. University of Plymouth e-learning Conference Boundary Changes: Redefining Learning Spaces, [Online] [cit. 2009-11-09], URL http://www.slideshare.net/timbuckteeth/learning-20-how-students-are-using-social-software-in-their-learning-presentation


22. 12. 2009

How to Cite

Zahradník, M., & Pachmanová, L. (2009). Example of using wiki-software in environmental education at university: evaluation of the course Management of Environmental Protection. Envigogika, 4(3). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.46



Reviewed Papers