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Students' Confidence and Perceived Value for Participating in Cross-Cultural Wiki-Based Collaborations

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Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 59, Number 2, ISSN 1042-1629


An international wiki-based collaboration was integrated into a large introductory educational technology course enrolling 346 students, divided into 43 teams. Student teams participated in a 5-week project in which they created wiki chapters about the educational uses of specific Web 2.0 tools. Two to four international students, located in their home countries, participated on each team, collaborating via the evolving wiki, as well as other Web 2.0 tools. Using expectancy-value as our motivational framework, we gathered pre- and post-survey data, triangulated with focus group interview data, to examine changes in students' confidence and perceived value for using these tools to facilitate international collaborations. Survey results showed significant changes in confidence and perceived value, while qualitative results provided insights into students' perceptions of critical project components. We discuss students' perceptions of project barriers as well as the strategies they implemented to achieve success.


Ertmer, P.A., Newby, T.J., Liu, W., Tomory, A., Yu, J.H. & Lee, Y.M. (2011). Students' Confidence and Perceived Value for Participating in Cross-Cultural Wiki-Based Collaborations. Educational Technology Research and Development, 59(2), 213-228. Retrieved December 11, 2019 from .

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