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Preparing wikis for educational settings: The role of discussion board use in wiki-based writing
Abstract Using wikis for educational purposes has bUsing wikis for educational purposes has become a common activity in learning contexts. Despite its frequent use for learning, we still know little about the demands of wiki-based writing taking into account novice writers' needs. In this paper we describe a study in which we investigate whether a communication facility in form of a structured discussion board, results in more active writing, particularly adding and revising text. Students from two university courses participated in a three week writing activity either in a Discussion+ condition in which a discussion board was available or in a Discussion- condition with no discussion board available. Results show that the availability of a discussion board alone does not help learners to overcome their hesitation to add text-sections or revise text of others. However, further analysis showed that students who did use the discussion board also contributed more to the wiki-text. Findings suggest that increased demands exist in wiki-based writing and that additional support is needed for learners to succeed in wiki-based writing.learners to succeed in wiki-based writing.
Abstractsub Using wikis for educational purposes has bUsing wikis for educational purposes has become a common activity in learning contexts. Despite its frequent use for learning, we still know little about the demands of wiki-based writing taking into account novice writers' needs. In this paper we describe a study in which we investigate whether a communication facility in form of a structured discussion board, results in more active writing, particularly adding and revising text. Students from two university courses participated in a three week writing activity either in a Discussion+ condition in which a discussion board was available or in a Discussion- condition with no discussion board available. Results show that the availability of a discussion board alone does not help learners to overcome their hesitation to add text-sections or revise text of others. However, further analysis showed that students who did use the discussion board also contributed more to the wiki-text. Findings suggest that increased demands exist in wiki-based writing and that additional support is needed for learners to succeed in wiki-based writing.learners to succeed in wiki-based writing.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/2462932.2462965  +
Has author Wichmann A. +
Has extra keyword Collaborative authoring + , Communication facilities + , CSCL + , Discussion boards + , Educational settings + , Revision + , Wiki + , Writing activities + , Education + , Websites +
Has keyword Collaborative authoring + , CSCL + , Revision + , Wiki +
Isbn 9781450316057  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in WikiSym 2012 +
Title Preparing wikis for educational settings: The role of discussion board use in wiki-based writing +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2012 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 06:13:28  +
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