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ERIC Number: EJ821810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0952-3987
News Writing Using Wiki: Impacts on Learning Experience of Student Journalists
Ma, Will W. K.; Yuen, Allan H. K.
Educational Media International, v45 n4 p295-309 Dec 2008
Wiki empowers users in generating, revising, and organizing their own content. In this study, we review literature to gain theoretical support for wikis that impact learning. In a context of student journalists learning news writing, we design a two-phase field study: (1) Phase I--to examine learners' reflections on learning news writing in wiki learning communities; and (2) Phase II--to examine wikis' impact on individual learning of news writing. The findings in Phase I show support for the ideas that community learners are aware of the presence of other learners in the community, and devise different learning strategies with the wiki learning environment. The findings in Phase II confirm that "revision" is a key to learning news writing. Wiki successfully facilitates learners' writing processes, especially revision behavior, which finally improves writing performance. (Contains 5 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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