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|Title:||Wikis and forums for collaborative problem-based activity: A systematic comparison of learners' interactions||Authors:||Ioannou, Andri
Brown, Scott W.
Artino, Anthony R.
|Keywords:||Collaborative learning;Forum;MediaWiki;Online discussion;Problem-based learning;Threaded discussion;Wiki||Category:||Educational Sciences||Field:||Social Sciences||Issue Date:||1-Jan-2015||Publisher:||Elsevier Ltd||Source:||Internet and Higher Education, 2015, Volume 24, Pages 35–45||metadata.dc.doi:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.iheduc.2014.09.001||Abstract:||This article describes an experimental study that evaluated differences in students' discourse and actions when they used a wiki with discussion (i.e., an enhanced wiki) vs. a forum with attached MS Word documents for asynchronous collaboration on two case problems. The study used a counterbalanced within-subject design with 34 online learners working in small groups. A systematic content analysis of learners' interactions coupled with visual, analytical techniques showed within-group differences in using the technologies. The study revealed the expanding nature of a forum and the condensing nature of a wiki. Also, findings suggest that in a wiki, groups tend to be more collaborative, whereas in a threaded discussion, groups tend to be more cooperative. The study provides insights for instructors who use wikis and forums in their online courses to support collaborative problem-based activity.||URI:||http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9492||ISSN:||10967516||Rights:||© 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.||Type:||Article|
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