Developing wikis to foster web-based learning communities : an iterative approach

Augar, Naomi, Raitman, Ruth and Zhou, Wanlei 2006, Developing wikis to foster web-based learning communities : an iterative approach, International journal of web based communities, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 302-317.

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Title Developing wikis to foster web-based learning communities : an iterative approach
Author(s) Augar, Naomi
Raitman, Ruth
Zhou, Wanlei
Journal name International journal of web based communities
Volume number 2
Issue number 3
Start page 302
End page 317
Publisher Inderscience Enterprises
Place of publication Olney, United Kingdom
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1477-8394
1741-8216
Keyword(s) wikis
web based communities
learning communities
identity
online learning
Australia
wiki interface
e-learning
electronic learning
Summary This paper discusses ongoing research at Deakin University, which focuses on developing wikis to foster web-based learning communities. Research to date has used wikis to facilitate collaborative icebreaker exercises, discussions, and to create knowledge repositories. Student feedback has contributed to the iterative revision of the wiki interface, the icebreaker exercise and the development of new tasks for students to complete using the wiki. The analysis and discussion of the experiments presented in this paper focuses on usage trends such as the signature, viewing and editing patterns exhibited by the student cohort. The community building potential of wikis is discussed, highlighting the specific wiki features that can be used to foster a sense of community in a web-based learning environment. Finally, issues surrounding the development of web-based learning communities, which have emerged through the wiki study, are discussed and future directions are outlined.
Language eng
Field of Research 080505 Web Technologies (excl Web Search)
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004052

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute of Teaching and Learning
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