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Structuring wiki-based activities to promote collaborative writing and learning
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, , , Marquette University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Online courses based on constructivist pedagogies have used discussion for creating interactive learning environments. Using wikis for collaborative writing provides educators another powerful tool for supporting collaborative student learning online. Wikis are easy to set up on free hosting sites such as Wikispaces and PBwiki. However, as with all instructional activities, effective instructional wiki use does not happen without appropriate planning and instructional support. Students need appropriate structure and support to learn through collaborative wiki development. This paper, based on our use of wikis with both undergraduate and graduate online courses, considers their instructional benefits, and details suggestions for structuring instructional activities to promote collaborative writing and learning.

Citation

Schweizer, H., Chaplock, S. & Hayslett, C. (2008). Structuring wiki-based activities to promote collaborative writing and learning. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1957-1961). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 21, 2019 from .

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