Wikis as online collaboration tool: An exploratory study in a hybrid learning environment
|Wikis as online collaboration tool: An exploratory study in a hybrid learning environment|
|Author(s)||Wieland K., Flowers P., Behnke D.|
|Published in||IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2006|
|Keyword(s)||Collaborative tools, Online learning, Wikis (Extra: Asynchronous methods, Collaborative learning, Collaborative tools, Exploratory studies, Online collaboration tools, Online learning, Presenting informations, Wikis, Computer aided instruction, Tools, E-learning)|
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Wikis as online collaboration tool: An exploratory study in a hybrid learning environment is a 2006 conference paper written in English by Wieland K., Flowers P., Behnke D. and published in IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, CELDA 2006.
Several studies show that online learning can be as effective as face-to-face settings when there are social interaction and learning communities. The positive effects that are assigned to collaborative learning and communication do not automatically occur just because online environments make it possible. The purpose of this study is to explore the usability of Wikis as an online collaboration tool used for organizing, and presenting information developed in a group setting. Our results suggest that Wikis can be useful as collaborative tools suitable for group work assignments, despite problems such as vandalism, when students can create the content. The special features of Wikis qualify them as an online collaboration tool that can be used effectively in combination with other asynchronous methods such as chats or discussion boards to facilitate online group activities.
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