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ERIC Number: EJ887679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Collaborating like Never before: Reading and Writing through a Wiki
Gibbons, Scott
English Journal, v99 n5 p35-39 May 2010
The wiki is an excellent tool for student collaboration and teacher assessment. Students' comfort with online social networking makes the wiki a perfect forum for students to coauthor works and to respond to each other's writing. In this article, the author discusses how to use a wiki to promote discussion and aid students with writing. He tested his theory of using a wiki for social networking by having one class of students do their entire paper on the wiki while another class, of the same academic level, used more traditional methods of working through the writing process. He found the students put more effort into their writing than they typically did before using the wiki. Students received more constructive criticism from their classmates and from students across the state. He stresses that updating the idea of social networking through use of a wiki improves understanding of strategies and concepts in both reading and writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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