Wikitextbooks: Pedagogical Tool for Student Empowerment PROCEEDINGS
Jennifer Kidd, Peter Baker, Jamie Kaufman, Tiffany Hall, Old Dominion University, United States ; Patrick O'Shea, Harvard, United States ; Dwight Allen, Old Dominion University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Charleston, SC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-67-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Instructors chose course textbooks while publishers largely control textbook content and the often exorbitant prices paid for these texts. Students, meanwhile, have little say in this process. Recent research suggests wikitextbooks could shift the balance of power away from publishers to less powerful stakeholders such as students. A quasi-experimental study explores the affective outcomes of having students develop their own wikitextbooks. Does participating in the creation of course learning materials empower the students in a way that using assigned materials does not? What are other affective educational implications of this online distributed collaboration?
Kidd, J., Baker, P., Kaufman, J., Hall, T., O'Shea, P. & Allen, D. (2009). Wikitextbooks: Pedagogical Tool for Student Empowerment. In I. Gibson, R. Weber, K. McFerrin, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2009--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 920-922). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 15, 2018 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/30723/.
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