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ERIC Number: EJ885651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 0
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1521-2300
Working with Wikis in Writing-Intensive Classes
Cleary, Michelle Navarre; Sanders-Betzold, Suzanne; Hoover, Polly; St. John, Peggy
Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, v14 n1 Fall 2009
Much that has been published to date on wiki use in college classes either explains what wikis are or speculates on what they might accomplish; few studies analyze how wikis have and have not worked when actually used in college classes. To this end, we report on a study conducted over two quarters, with three classes and two teaching teams in a program that serves non-traditional students. We studied our use of wikis as a learning tool (helping students develop academic writing skills) and as a teaching tool (allowing us to distribute information, promote collaboration and build a sense of class community). We also evaluated one teaching team's ability to develop their use of the wiki and disseminate what they learned to another teaching team.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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