ERIC Number: EJ1092289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
New Levels of Student Participatory Learning: A WikiText for the Introductory Course in Education
O'Shea, Patrick M.; Baker, Peter B.; Allen, Dwight W.; Curry-Corcoran, Daniel E.; Allen, Douglas B.
Journal of Interactive Online Learning, v6 n3 p227-244 Win 2007
During the summer and fall of 2006, approximately 260 students enrolled in an educational foundations course were responsible for writing their own textbook using the Wikibooks protocol. These students were surveyed in order to determine their perceptions of the process, how the process impacted their involvement in the course and its content, and how their perceptions of the Wikibook differed from their perceptions of traditional textbooks. This research indicates that students valued the process, and were much more involved with their text than when using the traditional bound version.
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Web Sites, Foundations of Education, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Course Content, Textbooks, Student Developed Materials, Educational Research, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Technology Integration, Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Thinking, College Students
University of Alabama. 152 Rose Administration, P.O. Box 870104, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Web site: http://www.ncolr.org/jiol
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
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