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Wikis: Reflexivity, Processuality and Participation

, Universität zu Köln, Germany ; , Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


In the days of the internet linguistically symbolized self- and world references of humans beings as fundamental reflexive formats of educational theory are subject to transformation. Especially the Internet facilitates multi-medial and multi-modal spaces of articulation, of collaboration, of sharing and of social networking. This article focusses the educational potential of Wikis: Wikis are analysed in terms of reflexivity, processuality and participation. Based on the analysis of its structural characteristics it is concluded that our involvement with the factual logic and medial structures of knowledge takes on greater significance. Especially in Wikis every day usage of information and knowledge is getting reflexive, heuristic, ludic, creative and collaborative. Besides questions referring to the structure and representation of knowledge questions referring to the influence of structure on content become subject of explicit reflection.


Iske, S. & Marotzki, W. (2010). Wikis: Reflexivity, Processuality and Participation. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2411-2420). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .