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Wiki-based collaborative learning: Incorporating self-assessment tasks
Abstract When assigning technological articles as tWhen assigning technological articles as the collaborative writing task, students may find that the available knowledge repositories leave little room for them to contribute and therefore write nothing. To provide guidelines for students to discover topics, as well as tools to practice problem solving skills, we integrated a computer assisted assessment module into the Mediawiki and employ self-tests as the collaborative tasks. In these task, item models are used to automatically generate test questions. The items deriving from a same model share a common structure; however, the randomly initialized parameters of the model make them differ from each other. These differences result in that the answers of an item are usually inapplicable to other items deriving from the same model. Therefore, examinees have to solve these generated items on a case by case basis. Further, how to solve questions deriving from certain models can be served as the topics about which students write articles. The wiki self-assessment system was used in a course on Computer Networks offered to junior students majored in computer science. Five self-test tasks were assigned to 98 students, and they were encouraged to write wiki pages to explain their solution methods. Evidence from this preliminary application indicates that the presented approach has a positive effect on learning outcomes.as a positive effect on learning outcomes.
Abstractsub When assigning technological articles as tWhen assigning technological articles as the collaborative writing task, students may find that the available knowledge repositories leave little room for them to contribute and therefore write nothing. To provide guidelines for students to discover topics, as well as tools to practice problem solving skills, we integrated a computer assisted assessment module into the Mediawiki and employ self-tests as the collaborative tasks. In these task, item models are used to automatically generate test questions. The items deriving from a same model share a common structure; however, the randomly initialized parameters of the model make them differ from each other. These differences result in that the answers of an item are usually inapplicable to other items deriving from the same model. Therefore, examinees have to solve these generated items on a case by case basis. Further, how to solve questions deriving from certain models can be served as the topics about which students write articles. The wiki self-assessment system was used in a course on Computer Networks offered to junior students majored in computer science. Five self-test tasks were assigned to 98 students, and they were encouraged to write wiki pages to explain their solution methods. Evidence from this preliminary application indicates that the presented approach has a positive effect on learning outcomes.as a positive effect on learning outcomes.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1145/1822258.1822285  +
Has author Ben Liu + , Hejie Chen + , He W. +
Has extra keyword Collaborative learning + , Collaborative tasks + , Collaborative authoring + , Common structures + , Computer assisted + , Computer assisted assessment + , Formative assessment + , Knowledge repository + , Learning outcome + , MediaWiki + , Positive effects + , Problem solving skills + , Self test + , Self-assessment + , Solution methods + , Interoperability + , Problem solving + , Students + , Teaching +
Has keyword Computer assisted assess-ment + , Formative assessment + , Item model + , Wiki-based collaborative learning +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 1  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in WikiSym 2008 - The 4th International Symposium on Wikis, Proceedings +
Title Wiki-based collaborative learning: Incorporating self-assessment tasks +
Type conference paper  +
Year 2008 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 8 November 2014 07:28:21  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2008  +
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