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ERIC Number: EJ844220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1055-3096
Investigating Pedagogical Value of Wiki Technology
Hazari, Sunil; North, Alexa; Moreland, Deborah
Journal of Information Systems Education, v20 n2 p187-198 2009
This exploratory study investigates the potential of Wiki technology as a tool for teaching and learning. Wikis are a component of Web 2.0 technology tools that provide collaborative features and active learning opportunities in a web-based environment. This research study sought to empirically determine the pedagogical value of using Wiki technology in university courses. An instrument comprised of four constructs: Learning/Pedagogy, Motivation, Group Interaction, and Technology was developed and tested using reliability and validity as being capable of assessing student perceptions of value of Wiki technology. Hypotheses were tested to determine if factors such as age, gender, work experience, and web development experience influence students' satisfaction with Wiki technology. Best practices for using Wikis in the classroom, student concerns, and lessons learned by the researchers when implementing Wikis for instruction are discussed in this study. The authors hope that understanding the use of Wiki technology will provide practitioners and researchers an opportunity to develop pedagogically effective Wiki learning environments. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE). c/o Al Harris, JISE Editor, Department of Computer Information Systems, Walker College of Business, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. Tel: 828-262-6180; Fax: 828-262-6190; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A