Writing, citing, and participatory media: wikis as learning environments in the high school classroom

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Writing, citing, and participatory media: wikis as learning environments in the high school classroom
Authors: Andrea Forte, Amy Bruckman
Citation: International Journal of Learning and Media 1 : 23-44. 2009 Fall
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DOI: 10.1162/ijlm_a_00033.
Link(s): http://www.andreaforte.net/ForteIJLM.pdf
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Writing, citing, and participatory media: wikis as learning environments in the high school classroom describes a study on student writing of high school students in a wiki (Science Online).

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[edit] Subjects

Two groups of subject from two high schools followed over the course of two school years. The time studies were 2006–2007 and 2007–2008 (page 28).

[edit] Methods

Building a wiki environment using MediaWiki with citations using their ReferenceTools MediaWiki extension (page 27). Other extensions were "TeacherTools" and "StudentView"

"A combination of qualitative data collection methods. Interviews and classroom observation sessions" (page 28).

[edit] Results

The authors notes that the students "in general appeared enthusiastic and excited about the online writing assignment" (page 29), but were also unsure about how there contribution should look like (page 31). The students "seemed aware that their work was public" (page 32). The used Wikipedia but were also aware of its limitation as a source (page 34).

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