Constructing wikis as a platform for online collaboration in an e-learning environment

Raitman, Ruth, Augar, Naomi and Zhou, Wanlei 2004, Constructing wikis as a platform for online collaboration in an e-learning environment, in International Conference on Computers in Education 2004 : a conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) November 30th - December, 2004 : Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Australia :conference proceedings, Common Ground Publishing, Altona, Vic, pp. 1723-1730.

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Title Constructing wikis as a platform for online collaboration in an e-learning environment
Author(s) Raitman, Ruth
Augar, Naomi
Zhou, Wanlei
Conference name Computers in Education. Conference (2004 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 30 Nov. - 3 Dec. 2004
Title of proceedings International Conference on Computers in Education 2004 : a conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE) November 30th - December, 2004 : Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Australia :conference proceedings
Editor(s) McKay, Elspeth
Publication date 2004
Conference series Computers in Education Conference
Start page 1723
End page 1730
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Place of publication Altona, Vic
Summary Previous studies conclude that finding a collaborative tool to suit the e-Iearning environment adequately is quite a task. Consequently, research has been conducted for this very purpose, to trial the use of wikis as a platform to support collaboration in a way that students will embrace and adopt for regular use. The wiki is easily accessible, requires no software and allows its contributors to feel a sense of responsibility and ownership. However there are wiki related challenges that have yet to be researched in the online e-Iearning environment. Possible intrusions, no opinion control, user hostility, and unintentional deletions or editing all require further investigation. This paper will further research the wiki environment in the tertiary e-Iearning setting, as well as consider wiki moderation, member authentication, and interest sustainability to support this community focused collaborative tool. Relevant results from the current case study are explored whilst delivering meaningful data, thus providing an insight into how wikis are an appropriate platform to incorporate in the online collaborative environment.
ISBN 1863355731
9781863355735
Language eng
Field of Research 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005494

Document type: Conference Paper
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