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Using Wiki in a Collaborative Group Project: Experiences from a Distance Education Course PROCEEDINGS

, Selcuk University, Turkey ; , Ataturk University, Turkey ; , , Mersin University, Turkey ; , Middle East Technical University, Turkey

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

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate undergraduate students’ experience on working collaboratively on a group project in wiki environment for a distance education course given blended. To do this, a mixed method research design, a quantitative methodology (online survey) in conjunction with qualitative methodology (msn interviews) was used. In a 6 week summer course, 52 students from different departments participated to this undergraduate course. Results showed that wiki is an effective tool for working collaboratively on a group project. Majority of the students (72%) thought that the wiki worked well as a tool to collect and organize information for the assignment, and 65% also thought it worked well as a tool to completing group project. However, 30% of students were neutral about whether wiki encouraged better participation on project.

Citation

Yildiz, I., Kursun, E., Saltan, F., Gok, A. & Karaaslan, H. (2009). Using Wiki in a Collaborative Group Project: Experiences from a Distance Education Course. 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. 3044-3048). Charleston, SC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 13, 2018 from .

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