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Article: Using a wiki to scaffold primary-school students' collaborative writing

TitleUsing a wiki to scaffold primary-school students' collaborative writing
Authors
KeywordsAffordances
Collaborative writing
L2 writing
Primary school
Scaffolding
Wikis
Issue Date2011
PublisherInternational Forum of Educational Technology & Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ifets.info/
Citation
Educational Technology And Society, 2011, v. 14 n. 1, p. 43-54 How to Cite?
AbstractThis small-scale case study explores the challenges and potential benefits of a wiki for students and teachers in a primary-five English-language class in Hong Kong. The study examined how the wiki's key affordances might help in scaffolding students during their collaborative writing projects. The study found that the use of a wiki in a class of primary-five students in a Chinese primary school where English is taught as a second language (L2) was perceived positively. Students enjoyed using the wiki, and the overall perception was that it helped foster teamwork and improved writing. The tracking functionality of the wiki gave in-depth information about the types of edits the students were making and helped the teacher to provide necessary support and feedback, scaffolding their editing process. Findings from this study may help illuminate how Web 2.0, specifically wikis, can help scaffold primary-school L2 writers in collaborative learning. © International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS).
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/135617
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dc.contributor.authorChu, Sen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLi, Xen_HK
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dc.date.issued2011en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEducational Technology And Society, 2011, v. 14 n. 1, p. 43-54en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis small-scale case study explores the challenges and potential benefits of a wiki for students and teachers in a primary-five English-language class in Hong Kong. The study examined how the wiki's key affordances might help in scaffolding students during their collaborative writing projects. The study found that the use of a wiki in a class of primary-five students in a Chinese primary school where English is taught as a second language (L2) was perceived positively. Students enjoyed using the wiki, and the overall perception was that it helped foster teamwork and improved writing. The tracking functionality of the wiki gave in-depth information about the types of edits the students were making and helped the teacher to provide necessary support and feedback, scaffolding their editing process. Findings from this study may help illuminate how Web 2.0, specifically wikis, can help scaffold primary-school L2 writers in collaborative learning. © International Forum of Educational Technology & Society (IFETS).en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subjectAffordancesen_HK
dc.subjectCollaborative writingen_HK
dc.subjectL2 writingen_HK
dc.subjectPrimary schoolen_HK
dc.subjectScaffoldingen_HK
dc.subjectWikisen_HK
dc.titleUsing a wiki to scaffold primary-school students' collaborative writingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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