Wiki as a collaborative learning tool in a language arts methods class
Curriculum & Instruction
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.
Australian Educational Computing
Matthew, K. I., Felvegi, E., and Callaway, R. A. (2012). Wiki as a collaborative learning tool in a language arts methods class. Australian Educational Computing 27(1): 39-47.