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ERIC Number: EJ1013921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-7778
Preparing Students to Use Wiki Software as a Collaborative Learning Tool
Rott, Susanne; Weber, Elizabeth Dolly
CALICO Journal, v30 n2 p179-203 May 2013
In this paper we outline an approach to learner preparation that provides a framework to effectively structure a collaborative and cooperative student research assignment using a wiki site as a writing platform. While students are familiar with posting pictures and videos online, they may not be aware of how to effectively integrate text and visual information to present their research in the online wiki format. Likewise, collaborative writing for an audience requires an understanding of authorship, how to productively collaborate on composing, revising, and editing, and how to interact synchronously and asynchronously through online means to provide feedback. The framework we provide outlines how to scaffold wiki-based assignments to ensure an optimal language and culture learning experience. We developed this framework based on our reflections on the implementation of scaffolding procedures and a comprehensive review of the relevant research literature. The individual components of a wiki research project for intermediate language learners, selected grading rubrics, and a survey tool to assess student perception are provided. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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