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Using a Wiki to Scaffold Primary-School Students’ Collaborative Writing
Abstract This small-scale case study explores the cThis small-scale case study explores the challenges and potential benefits of a wiki for students and teachers in a primary-five English-language class in Hong Kong. The study examined how the wiki’s key affordances might help in scaffolding students during their collaborative writing projects. The study found that the use of a wiki in a class of primary-five students in a Chinese primary school where English is taught as a second language (L2) was perceived positively. Students enjoyed using the wiki, and the overall perception was that it helped foster teamwork and improved writing. The tracking functionality of the wiki gave in-depth information about the types of edits the students were making and helped the teacher to provide necessary support and feedback, scaffolding their editing process. Findings from this study may help illuminate how Web 2.0, specifically wikis, can help scaffold primary-school L2 writers in collaborative learning.hool L2 writers in collaborative learning.
Abstractsub This small-scale case study explores the cThis small-scale case study explores the challenges and potential benefits of a wiki for students and teachers in a primary-five English-language class in Hong Kong. The study examined how the wiki’s key affordances might help in scaffolding students during their collaborative writing projects. The study found that the use of a wiki in a class of primary-five students in a Chinese primary school where English is taught as a second language (L2) was perceived positively. Students enjoyed using the wiki, and the overall perception was that it helped foster teamwork and improved writing. The tracking functionality of the wiki gave in-depth information about the types of edits the students were making and helped the teacher to provide necessary support and feedback, scaffolding their editing process. Findings from this study may help illuminate how Web 2.0, specifically wikis, can help scaffold primary-school L2 writers in collaborative learning.hool L2 writers in collaborative learning.
Bibtextype article  +
Has author Matsuko Woo + , Samuel Chu + , Andrew Ho + , Xuanxi Li +
Has keyword Wiki + , Collaborative authoring + , Affordances + , L2 Writing + , Scaffolding + , Primary school +
Has reference Wikis in teaching and assessment: the m/cyclopedia project + , Twiki for knowledge building and management + , Collaborative learning the wiki way + , Blogs and wikis: environments for on-line collaboration + , Using wikis to enhance and develop writing skills among secondary school students in hong kong + , Wiki as a teaching tool + , Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms +
Has remote mirror http://www.ifets.info/journals/14_1/5.pdf  +
Has webcitation mirror 67dlyaoin  +
Issue 1  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 7  +
Pages 43-54  +
Published in Educational Technology & Society +
Title Using a Wiki to Scaffold Primary-School Students’ Collaborative Writing +
Type journal article  +
Volume 14  +
Year 2011 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 May 2012 23:23:31  +
Categories Publications without license parameter  + , Publications without DOI parameter  + , Publications without paywall mirror parameter  + , Journal articles  + , Publications  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 13 May 2012 23:23:59  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2011  +
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