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Student perception of effectiveness of wiki-based group projects in higher education

Prokofieva, Maria (2011) Student perception of effectiveness of wiki-based group projects in higher education. In: Proceedings of 'Innoviation and knowledge management: a global competitive advantage', the 16th International Conference of the International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 29-30 June 2011. International Business Information Management Association, pp. 703-714.

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Abstract

Wiki technology offers a knowledge sharing environment that promotes collaborative learning. Educational potential of wikis is grounded on the constructivist approach to knowledge acquisition and positions wikis as a convenient collaboration tool. The study employs a quantitative (cluster analysis) and qualitative (interviews) approach. The results of the study extend the existing literature by investigating the use of wikis in group projects in a blended learning environment. It compares wiki-based collaboration with more traditional forms of groupwork from the student’s perspective. The study reveals that using a wiki based project reduces free-riding and social loafing in groupwork, however it does not guarantee greater collaboration among students. Further, a combination of a wiki based project with more traditional forms of groupwork enhances student’s learning experience as students feel more comfortable and develop a deeper sense of community.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9780982148952, 098214895
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23984, students, groups, tertiary, wiki, groupwork, higher education
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Economics and Finance
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
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Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 22:41
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 22:41
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9651
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