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Teaching and learning online with wikis

Augar, Naomi, Raitman, Ruth and Zhou, Wanlei (2004) Teaching and learning online with wikis. In: Beyond the comfort zone : proceedings of the 21st ASCILITE Conference. Atkinson, Roger , McBeath, Clare, Jonas-Dwyer, Diana and Phillips, Rob, eds. Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, pp. 95-104.

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Abstract

Wikis are fully editable websites; any user can read or add content to a wiki site. This functionality means that wikis are an excellent tool for collaboration in an online environment. This paper presents wikis as a useful tool for facilitating online education. Basic wiki functionality is outlined and different wikis are reviewed to highlight the features that make them a valuable technology for teaching and learning online. Finally, the paper discuses a wiki project underway at Deakin University. This project uses a wiki to host an icebreaker exercise which aims to facilitate ongoing interaction between members of online learning groups. Wiki projects undertaken in America are outlined and future wiki research plans are also discussed. These wiki projects illustrate how e-learning practitioners can and are moving beyond their comfort zone by using wikis to enhance the process of teaching and learning online. Conference held in Perth, 5-8 December 2004

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780975170236 (print) 0975170244 (online)
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID19792, Wiki, online learning, collaboration, icebreaker
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0805 Distributed Computing
FOR Classification > 1301 Education Systems
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Management and Information Systems
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2013 00:01
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2013 00:01
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/10095
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