—iPad has started to appear in classrooms recently.
Studies show that the tablet computer engages students in
learning and improves student performance. On the other hand,
Wikipedia attracts many attentions in education field as well
despite of worries about credibility and reliability. We have
developed a prototype of interactive Map-like Wikipedia
Visualization in an earlier research project. In order to test the
feasibility of such a new technology in classrooms, we conducted
an explorative study which combines the usage of iPad,
Wikipedia and the visualization in a high school in Macau S.A.R.
This paper presents the design of this study and the result we
—iPad, tablet computer, high school education,
Wikipedia, map-like visualization, information visualization
Cheong-Iao Pang is with the University of Macau, Macau S.A.R. and is
currently a PhD student of The University of Melbourne, Australia (e-mail:
Sek-Si Si and Sio-Kuan Chio are with The Workers’ Children High
School, Macau S.A.R (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Cite:Cheong-Iao Pang, Sek-Si Si, and Sio-Kuan Chio, "A New Way to Use Wikipedia in Education: A Pilot Study
of Map-like Wikipedia Visualization on iPad," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 45-49, 2014.