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Exploring students’ perceptions of integrating Wiki technology and peer feedback into English writing courses
Abstract This study applied Wiki technology and peeThis study applied Wiki technology and peer review to an English as a foreign language writing class. The objective was to investigate whether this system, as a collaborative platform, would improve students writing skills. The study gauged students’ perceptions about integrating a Wiki writing course and peer feedback. The participants were 32 sophomore students in an English department at a college in Taiwan. The study used a socio-cultural theoretical framework to explore students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of Wiki-based writing projects and experiences of social interaction in the process of writing, based on self-reported reflections about the project, observations of student learning, interviews and surveys. Findings revealed that most students explicitly stated that they felt positive about their ability to apply Wiki and peer feedback to writing instruction. Meaningful social interaction appears to play a significant role with regard to students’ perceived benefits of this collaborative writing process. Students nevertheless encountered both functional and psychological obstacles to using the new tools, indicating the need to alter their traditional learning practices to embrace new, technology-enhanced learning systems.new, technology-enhanced learning systems.
Abstractsub This study applied Wiki technology and peeThis study applied Wiki technology and peer review to an English as a foreign language writing class. The objective was to investigate whether this system, as a collaborative platform, would improve students writing skills. The study gauged students’ perceptions about integrating a Wiki writing course and peer feedback. The participants were 32 sophomore students in an English department at a college in Taiwan. The study used a socio-cultural theoretical framework to explore students’ perceptions of the effectiveness of Wiki-based writing projects and experiences of social interaction in the process of writing, based on self-reported reflections about the project, observations of student learning, interviews and surveys. Findings revealed that most students explicitly stated that they felt positive about their ability to apply Wiki and peer feedback to writing instruction. Meaningful social interaction appears to play a significant role with regard to students’ perceived benefits of this collaborative writing process. Students nevertheless encountered both functional and psychological obstacles to using the new tools, indicating the need to alter their traditional learning practices to embrace new, technology-enhanced learning systems.new, technology-enhanced learning systems.
Bibtextype article  +
Has author Wen-Chuan Lin + , Shu Ching Yang +
Has extra keyword English as a second language + , Writing skills in English + , Collaborative learning +
Has keyword Collaborative authoring + , Peer review + , Wiki +
Has reference Making connections with blogs and wikis + , Incorporating wikis into the teaching of English writing + , Wikis in the college classroom: a comparative study of online and face-to-face group collaboration at a private liberal arts university + , The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web + , Using wiki online writing system to develop english writing skills among college students in taiwan + , Using wikis to enhance and develop writing skills among secondary school students in hong kong + , Wikis and student writing + , Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools or classrooms + , The impact of two types of peer assessment on students’ performance and satisfaction within a wiki environment +
Has remote mirror http://edlinked.soe.waikato.ac.nz/research/files/etpc/files/2011v10n2dial1.pdf  +
Has webcitation mirror 67cRWJtMX  +
Issn 1175 8708  +
Issue 2  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 9  +
Pages 88-103  +
Published in English Teaching: Practice and Critique +
Title Exploring students’ perceptions of integrating Wiki technology and peer feedback into English writing courses +
Type journal article  +
Volume 10  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 May 2012 02:28:42  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 May 2012 02:28:42  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. July 2011  +
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