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Using Wiki Technologies as an Adjunct to Computer Conferencing in a Graduate Teacher Education Course PROCEEDINGS

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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

The current study examines an online course in which a Wiki environment was used in conjunction with computer conferencing to facilitate the collaborative investigations. The course was comprised of 15 teachers who worked together to develop Wiki pages that explored educational issues relating to the topic of knowledge building. Data were collected from three sources: the contents of the Wiki and computer conference, an online questionnaire that the students completed anonymously, and student interviews. Preliminary results suggest that Wikis may be superior to traditional computer conferencing in terms of focusing learner discourse and promoting deeper learner investigations. It is argued that the design of the Wiki interface is conducive to progressive, collaborative knowledge advancement.

Citation

Hewitt, J., Peters, V. & Brett, C. (2006). Using Wiki Technologies as an Adjunct to Computer Conferencing in a Graduate Teacher Education Course. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2240-2243). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2018 from .

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