Hello out there,
A great tool to get a wide amount of information, though in abundance, information can not be seen as fact as anyone can apply information towards topics.
I explored the Secondary Education portal and linked through to Professional and Vocational studies, hoping to find portals for Home Economics or perhaps Catering and Hospitality. I must admit, i had to search through many links but i came across a WikiPedia school for hospitality related management, http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/School:Hospitality_Management. The o-line school is a large organizational structure which can contain various departments and divisions, it does not contain any learning resources, but can contain projects for developing learning resources.
With so much chance for information on many levels, this tool can be used as a platform for students to store relevant information. Learners have to source the information, then find the facts within that information. Once this has been accomplished students can then comment on their findings in relation to the task. This scaffolding affect encourages learners towards greater understanding of the topics related and factual content. This development applies to Sternberg's theory of Triarchic Intelligences (Mclnerney, Mclnerney, 2006), to create a wider collaborative learning environment through optimising opportunities.
Mclnerney,D.,M., Mclnerney,V.(2006), Educational Psychology, Constructing Learning, Frenchs Forest, Nsw, Pearson Education Australia.
The School of Hospitality Management, Viewed at, http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/School:Hospitality_Management, 8th August, 2009, from http://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Wikiversity:Main_Page.