ERIC Number: EJ856933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Wiki as a Collaborative Learning Tool in a Language Arts Methods Class
Matthew, Kathryn I.; Felvegi, Emese; Callaway, Rebecca A.
Journal of Research on Technology in Education, v42 n1 p51-72 Fall 2009
The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of preservice teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. Participants included 37 preservice teachers enrolled in three sections of a field-based language arts methods class during two semesters. Data collection included online observations of the development of the wiki pages, students' reflections periodically posted in WebCT, final reflections, e-mail correspondence, interview transcripts, and researcher notes. Students' reflections indicate that contributing to the class wiki led to a deeper processing of the course content and was personally beneficial to the students in spite of persistent technology challenges.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Methods Courses, Language Arts, Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, English Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Case Studies, Course Content, Computer Mediated Communication, Web Sites, Internet, Electronic Publishing, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas