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Using wikis for collaborative learning of technology

Kear, Karen and Woodthorpe, John (2009). Using wikis for collaborative learning of technology. In: 7th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2009, 10-13 July 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA.

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This paper reports on a project to evaluate students' use of wikis in a distance learning course on information and communication technologies. The students, who were already familiar with discussion forums, were offered the use of wikis for some of the online tutorials which form part of the course. They were then asked for feedback via an online questionnaire. Students' comments show that they valued the chance to use a wiki and could see its benefits for collaboration. However, they also raised concerns related to usability and to issues of editing each other's work.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: International Institute of Informatics and Systemics
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetCentre for Open Learning of Mathematics, Science, Computing and Technology (COLMSCT), The Open University
Keywords: Pedagogy; Online learning; Wiki; Student collaboration
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 17842
Depositing User: John Woodthorpe
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2009 11:15
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 22:53
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