The wiki way of learning

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Title The wiki way of learning
Author Ruth, Alison; Houghton, Luke
Journal Name Australasian Journal of Educational Technology
Editor Roger Atkinson
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Western Australia
Publisher Ascilite
Abstract This paper presents the argument that the use of wikis in a learning environment involves a different way of thinking, learning and knowing than perhaps many practitioners are familiar with. In particular, wikis foster collaborative, egalitarian learning that is designed to foster group interaction instead of just individual performance. Moreover, wiki based learning involves community ideals and challenging modes of interaction for both learners and instructors. The paper begins by summarising the wiki way of learning. It presents a recent study conducted in a classroom environment into how students conceptualised wiki use and uses a case study of a course in mobile workforce technologies to present the basis for a wiki pedagogy. The paper concludes with a discussion on the both the practical and theoretical implications of using wikis in a tertiary education environment.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet.html
Alternative URI http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/ruth.html
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 25
Issue Number 2
Page from 135
Page to 152
ISSN 1449-5554
Date Accessioned 2009-06-16
Date Available 2009-09-11T05:00:16Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Higher Education
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/25638
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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