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An Empirical Exploration of Using Wiki in an English as a Second Language Course
Abstract In this paper, we present an empirical stuIn this paper, we present an empirical study of using a new and cost-effective Web-based collaboration software, Wiki, in a freshman-level English as a second language (ESL) course. This paper explores and observes the scenario: What if the Wiki tool were to be used in an English as a second language course in Taiwan? Students who attended this study practiced English writing on a Wiki website. The data about their usage and learning achievements was collected and analyzed. Our finding of a significant, but inverse, relation between students' editing usage and academic performance challenges some idealistic hypotheses that Wiki technology is "naturally beneficial" to learning. We believe that building an instructive or constructive instructional model with Wiki in a rigorous manner requires more empirical evidence. This study provides fresh evidence that will hopefully serve as an impetus to fill that gap.ully serve as an impetus to fill that gap.
Abstractsub In this paper, we present an empirical stuIn this paper, we present an empirical study of using a new and cost-effective Web-based collaboration software, Wiki, in a freshman-level English as a second language (ESL) course. This paper explores and observes the scenario: What if the Wiki tool were to be used in an English as a second language course in Taiwan? Students who attended this study practiced English writing on a Wiki website. The data about their usage and learning achievements was collected and analyzed. Our finding of a significant, but inverse, relation between students' editing usage and academic performance challenges some idealistic hypotheses that Wiki technology is "naturally beneficial" to learning. We believe that building an instructive or constructive instructional model with Wiki in a rigorous manner requires more empirical evidence. This study provides fresh evidence that will hopefully serve as an impetus to fill that gap.ully serve as an impetus to fill that gap.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1109/ICALT.2005.51  +
Has author Hao-Chuan Wang + , Chun-Hung Lu + , Jun-Yi Yang + , Hsin-Wen Hu + , Guey-Fa Chiou + , Yueh-Tzu Chiang +
Has extra keyword Computer software + , Cost effectiveness + , Data acquisition + , Learning systems + , Students + , Websites + , World Wide Web + , Academic performance + , English as a second language (ESL) courses + , English writing + , Wiki technology + , Formal languages +
Isbn 0769523382; 9780769523385  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 3  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in ICALT +
Title An Empirical Exploration of Using Wiki in an English as a Second Language Course +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2005 +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 22 November 2014 18:53:26  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2005  +
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