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The use of wikis as alternatives to learning content management systems
Abstract Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify whether a wiki can be used as an alternative to a popular learning content management system (LCMS) in an e-learning environment. The research attempts to identify what value each of these e-learning components added to the students learningexperience. Design/methodology/approach - A quantitative approach in the form of a survey was used. The survey was conducted amongst a group of undergraduate students who were using both a LCMS and a wiki in their academic course, along with the attendance of lectures. Findings - From the response of the students, the wiki used could be considered as a useful alternative to a LCMS. The LCMS was favoured over the wiki on a number of aspects but features of the wiki made it ideal to enhance collaboration amongst learners. This makes it an ideal tool to support minimal invasive education (MIE), where learners get an opportunity to learn from their peers. Research limitations/implications - The comparison used between the wiki and the LCMS was not ideal in all aspects as the wiki was used for a particular role in the course and did not have the same features and functionalities of the LCMS. Originality/value - This paper focuses on a valuable alternative to a conventional LCMS in the form of a wiki, in an attempt to improve the learning experience of students.prove the learning experience of students.
Abstractsub Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify whether a wiki can be used as an alternative to a popular learning content management system (LCMS) in an e-learning environment. The research attempts to identify what value each of these e-learning components added to the students learningexperience. Design/methodology/approach - A quantitative approach in the form of a survey was used. The survey was conducted amongst a group of undergraduate students who were using both a LCMS and a wiki in their academic course, along with the attendance of lectures. Findings - From the response of the students, the wiki used could be considered as a useful alternative to a LCMS. The LCMS was favoured over the wiki on a number of aspects but features of the wiki made it ideal to enhance collaboration amongst learners. This makes it an ideal tool to support minimal invasive education (MIE), where learners get an opportunity to learn from their peers. Research limitations/implications - The comparison used between the wiki and the LCMS was not ideal in all aspects as the wiki was used for a particular role in the course and did not have the same features and functionalities of the LCMS. Originality/value - This paper focuses on a valuable alternative to a conventional LCMS in the form of a wiki, in an attempt to improve the learning experience of students.prove the learning experience of students.
Bibtextype article  +
Doi 10.1108/02640471111125186  +
Has author Laughton P. +
Has keyword E-learning + , Knowledge transfer + , Students + , Web 2.0 + , Wiki + , Worldwide web +
Issn 2640473  +
Issue 2  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Pages 225–235  +
Published in Electronic Library +
Title The use of wikis as alternatives to learning content management systems +
Type journal article  +
Volume 29  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 07:10:10  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 07:10:10  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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