Collaborative Content Authoring: Developing WebQuests Using SlideWiki

  • Maria MoundridouEmail author
  • Eleni Zalavra
  • Kyparisia Papanikolaou
  • Angeliki Tripiniotis
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 916)


This paper reports on a study that was conducted to explore the potential of Slidewiki (a newly developed platform supporting crowd-sourced content creation) for collaborative learning in a teacher education context. In this study 143 students (pre-service teachers) used SlideWiki to collaboratively develop a WebQuest according to a set of technological and pedagogical specifications. According to students’ responses to questionnaires, reflecting their perceptions, the vast majority of them liked sharing and co-authoring WebQuests with their group in SlideWiki considering that this process is time saving and urges collaborators to equally contribute to the assigned task. They suggested Slidewiki to be extended with a forum to further facilitate collaboration. They also developed a positive attitude towards Open Educational Resources (OERs) and copyright issues considering that sharing their WebQuests with all SlideWiki users motivated them to try harder and improve their work. Finally, they acknowledged the improvement of their knowledge and skills in learning design.


Collaborative content authoring Wikis Learning design Teacher education WebQuest SlideWiki 



The research “SlideWiki for collaborative learning design” is implemented and funded through the Horizon 2020 EU research and innovation program, SlideWiki EU Project - EU ICT-20-2015 Project SlideWiki, Grant Agreement No 688095.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Moundridou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eleni Zalavra
    • 1
  • Kyparisia Papanikolaou
    • 1
  • Angeliki Tripiniotis
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Pedagogical and Technological EducationAthensGreece

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