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Collaborative learning inside and outisde of a Wiki environment: experience from a Master's course

Collaborative learning inside and outisde of a Wiki environment: experience from a Master's course

de Quincey, Edward and Hawksley, Chris (2009) Collaborative learning inside and outisde of a Wiki environment: experience from a Master's course. In: Creaney, Norman and Charles, Therese, (eds.) Novel Approaches to Promoting Student Engagement. Higher Education Academy - ICS, University of Ulster at Jordanstown Co. Antrim, pp. 61-64. ISBN 9780955967610

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Abstract

Interest in web applications and their use for content creation, management and sharing has increased, with a number of Universities utilising applications such as Facebook and Second Life to promote student engagement. Industrial organisations such as IBM are also including the use of wikis and blogs with their existing collaborative tools to foster communication and knowledge sharing. Recent research by Minocha and Thomas (2007) at the Open University (OU) has indicated that the use of wikis as part of a distance degree course on requirements elicitation improved student engagement and learning of course concepts.

In this paper, we describe a complimentary study to the one undertaken at the OU, which investigated the effectiveness of a wiki as a collaborative learning tool on a Post Graduate module at Keele University via the use of reflective diaries.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: This paper forms part of the published proceedings from the one day workshop Novel Approaches to Promoting Student Engagement Date: 30th October 2008 Location: University of Ulster at Coleraine
Uncontrolled Keywords: wiki as learning tool, reflective diaries
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Information Systems & Digital Media
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Last Modified: 20 Oct 2016 15:19
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5552

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