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The tensions of transformation in three cross-institutional wikibook projects
Abstract Wikis have the potential to change learninWikis have the potential to change learning environments from traditional knowledge transmission models to knowledge transformative ones where students generate, share, and reshape knowledge. In this three-part study, graduate students created wikibooks across institutional settings. One of these projects extended to universities in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the United States, whereas the other two involved two universities in the United States. The degree of scaffolding and other support varied in each project. At the end of each study, students were surveyed about their wikibook efforts. In addition, instructors across the institutions were interviewed about the obstacles they faced as well the opportunities. Based on these results, more than two dozen cross-institutional wikibook issues are organized into five key themes: (1) instructional issues; (2) collaboration issues; (3) technology issues; (4) constructivism and sense of community issues; and (5) wikibook issues. Several recommendations are offered related to the use of wikibooks in the classroom as a transformational learning tool. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Abstractsub Wikis have the potential to change learninWikis have the potential to change learning environments from traditional knowledge transmission models to knowledge transformative ones where students generate, share, and reshape knowledge. In this three-part study, graduate students created wikibooks across institutional settings. One of these projects extended to universities in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the United States, whereas the other two involved two universities in the United States. The degree of scaffolding and other support varied in each project. At the end of each study, students were surveyed about their wikibook efforts. In addition, instructors across the institutions were interviewed about the obstacles they faced as well the opportunities. Based on these results, more than two dozen cross-institutional wikibook issues are organized into five key themes: (1) instructional issues; (2) collaboration issues; (3) technology issues; (4) constructivism and sense of community issues; and (5) wikibook issues. Several recommendations are offered related to the use of wikibooks in the classroom as a transformational learning tool. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. © 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1016/j.iheduc.2009.04.002  +
Has author Bonk C.J. + , Lee M.M. + , Nari Kim + , Lin M.-F.G. +
Has extra keyword Graduate students + , Institutional collaboration + , Institutional setting + , Knowledge transformation + , Learning environments + , Learning tool + , Malaysia + , Sense of community + , Technology issues + , Transmission model + , Web 2.0 + , Students + , World Wide Web + , Societies and institutions +
Has keyword Cross-institutional collaboration + , Knowledge transformation + , Knowledge transmission + , Transformative learning + , Web 2.0 + , Wikibooks + , Wiki +
Issn 10967516  +
Issue 0003-01-04  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 1  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 126–135  +
Published in Internet and Higher Education +
Title The tensions of transformation in three cross-institutional wikibook projects +
Type journal article  +
Volume 12  +
Year 2009 +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 06:27:56  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2009  +
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