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Conference Paper: Doing academic assignments: Whether to use a wiki or an alternative platform

TitleDoing academic assignments: Whether to use a wiki or an alternative platform
Authors
KeywordsCollaboration
E-skills
Wiki
Issue Date2010
PublisherIADIS.
Citation
The 2010 IADIS International Conference on e-Learning, Freiburg, Germany, 26-30 July 2010. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Learning, 2010, v. 2, p. 209-213 How to Cite?
AbstractUsing a wiki in a group project can be a valuable experience, particularly when students are able to learn about collaboration between group members. Because they are not given a defined structure, students can flexibly design content with multimodality through the use of a wiki. However, students commonly experience some form of technical difficulty when using a wiki. A pilot study of two courses explored what preferred applications students used when preparing group wiki-based projects in one course, and it examined why some students preferred to use platforms other than a wiki in the other course. Results from the end-of-course survey suggest that while students were aware of features available in wikis, they preferred to use web tools that they were already familiar with to develop web-based products. Many students remarked that there was a lack of technical preparation for this learning platform, or they did not see the value in continuing to use wikis after completing the course. Also, some indicated that they favoured email applications such as Hotmail for collaboration and feedback purposes. Suggestions are offered to educators on how to improve student reception of wikis and other Web 2.0 e-learning tools. © 2010 IADIS.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129915
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dc.contributor.authorGui, Den_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Den_HK
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dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 2010 IADIS International Conference on e-Learning, Freiburg, Germany, 26-30 July 2010. In Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference on e-Learning, 2010, v. 2, p. 209-213en_US
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dc.description.abstractUsing a wiki in a group project can be a valuable experience, particularly when students are able to learn about collaboration between group members. Because they are not given a defined structure, students can flexibly design content with multimodality through the use of a wiki. However, students commonly experience some form of technical difficulty when using a wiki. A pilot study of two courses explored what preferred applications students used when preparing group wiki-based projects in one course, and it examined why some students preferred to use platforms other than a wiki in the other course. Results from the end-of-course survey suggest that while students were aware of features available in wikis, they preferred to use web tools that they were already familiar with to develop web-based products. Many students remarked that there was a lack of technical preparation for this learning platform, or they did not see the value in continuing to use wikis after completing the course. Also, some indicated that they favoured email applications such as Hotmail for collaboration and feedback purposes. Suggestions are offered to educators on how to improve student reception of wikis and other Web 2.0 e-learning tools. © 2010 IADIS.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherIADIS.-
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2010, Part of the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, MCCSIS 2010en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectCollaborationen_HK
dc.subjectE-skillsen_HK
dc.subjectWikien_HK
dc.titleDoing academic assignments: Whether to use a wiki or an alternative platformen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
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