Wikis: collaborative virtual learning environments

Augar, Naomi, Raitman, Ruth and Zhou, Wanlei 2006, Wikis: collaborative virtual learning environments. In Weiss, Joel, Nolan, Jason, Hunsinger, Jeremy and Trifonas, Peter (ed), International handbook of virtual learning environments, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, pp.1251-1269, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-3803-7_52.

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Title Wikis: collaborative virtual learning environments
Author(s) Augar, Naomi
Raitman, Ruth
Zhou, WanleiORCID iD for Zhou, Wanlei
Title of book International handbook of virtual learning environments
Editor(s) Weiss, Joel
Nolan, Jason
Hunsinger, Jeremy
Trifonas, Peter
Publication date 2006
Series The Kluwer international handbooks of education ; v. 14
Chapter number 52
Total chapters 63
Start page 1251
End page 1269
Total pages 19
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Summary Ward Cunningham used the word wiki (the Hawaiian word meaning quick) to name the collaborative tool he developed for use on the internet in 1994. Wikis are fully editable websites. Users can visit, read, re-organize and update the structure and content (text and pictures) of a wiki as they see fit. This functionality is called open editing (Leuf & Cunningham, 2001). All a user needs to edit and read a wiki, is a web browser. Consequently, the wiki has great potential for use as a collaborative virtual learning environment. Wikis abound on the internet. A well known wiki is Wikipedia an online collaborative encyclopaedia, where anybody can read, edit, re-organize and update the encyclopaedia content (Wikipedia, 2004).
ISBN 140203802X
Language eng
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-3803-7_52
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
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