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Using the Secure Wiki for Teaching Scientific Collaborative PROCEEDINGS

, Department of Nutrition, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Quebec City, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-63-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Writing clear and concise scientific manuscripts or reports represents an important aspect of science. Although most colleges and universities teach writing as an independent and solitary endeavor, collaborative writing is the norm in both the private and academic scientific sectors. Tools that aid both instructor and student in the art of collaborative writing have, in the past, been limited. Today, however, several computer mediums exits that help in teaching collaborative writing. One particularly useful tool is the Wiki. A Wiki consists of an easy to access website containing multiple pages of text and/or graphics linked together through hyperlinks. In this paper, I shall present a case for using the Wiki as a tool for teaching collaborative writing. To this end, I shall begin with a brief introduction to the Wiki followed by an example of a Wiki successfully being used in a course on nutrition and aging.

Citation

McDonald, R. (2007). Using the Secure Wiki for Teaching Scientific Collaborative. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2007--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1098-1101). Quebec City, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 16, 2018 from .

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