Using Wikis for Online Collaboration: The Power of the Read-Write Web
How can online instructors and course designers' instruction harness the popular Web 2.0 tool, the wiki, for successful collaboration and learning outcomes? This book focuses on using wikis in the active learning processes that are the hallmark of collaborative learning and constructivism. It provides both the pedagogical background and practical guidelines, tools, and processes for accomplishing these goals with special emphasis on wikis and other collaborative design tools. This book supports the effective design and delivery of online courses through the integration of collaborative writing and design activities.
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Laying the FoundationPreparing Students for WikiWork
Monitoring ConstructionManaging the WikiProcess
THREE WikiProjects for Knowledge Construction
Error Finding and Correcting
Evaluation or Research Study
Media Design Project
What the Future Holds
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ability activity Additional Resources assessment assigned blogs brainstorm challenge chapter complete constructive editing Contextual Application contributions create critical thinking critiques debate desired learning outcomes develop digital commons documents e-mail Encourage students encyclopedia evaluation event example Exhibit fee-based wiki feedback files Free wiki services Frequently Asked Questions Google Docs group members guidelines help students hyperlinks ideas identify instructional design instructor integrate knowledge construction learning management system Management Tips Metacognitive Millennials online course online learning online students organization password pbWiki phases planning prewriting problem process map project goals require roles rubric Sample Scaffolding scenario Self-hosted wikis self-organization server service learning project share skills solutions strategies structure team members threaded discussion timeline tion topic TWiki typically virtual lab voting Western Illinois University WetPaint Widgets wiki allows wiki frame wiki page wiki pages wiki project wiki tools wiki’s