Title

Wiki as a collaborative learning tool in a language arts methods class

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-16-2012

Department

Curriculum & Instruction

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine how contributing to a class wiki affected the learning of pre-service teachers enrolled in a language arts methods class. Participants included 37 preservice teachers enrolled in three sections of a fieldbased 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.

First Page

39

Last Page

47

Publication Title

Australian Educational Computing

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