ERIC Number: EJ1072530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Wiki Technology: A Virtual, Cooperative Learning Tool Used to Enhance Student Learning
Barrera, Alessandra L.
American Biology Teacher, v77 n6 p421-425 Aug 2015
This study demonstrates the use of wiki technology (an editable webpage environment) to provide a virtual, asynchronous collaborative-learning environment for students for the purpose of working on course-content-focused study-guide questions. To analyze the effectiveness of this course tool, students' responses to various qualitative and quantitative questions were collected from multiple classes of various levels. Preliminary findings demonstrate that students preferred and were better able to use the wiki cooperative learning group compared with common classroom resources (PowerPoint, videos, in-class group activities, and the textbook).
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Web Sites, Web 2.0 Technologies, Collaborative Writing, Asynchronous Communication, College Students, Technology Uses in Education, Likert Scales, Pretests Posttests, Student Surveys, Student Participation
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia