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Learners’ Attitudes Toward Using Wikis and Forums for Collaboration on Case Problems

  • Andri IoannouEmail author
  • Anthony R. Artino
  • Scott W. Brown
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9307)

Abstract

In a case study using quasi-experimental methods (within-subject repeated measures with counterbalancing), differences in students’ attitudes were assessed when they used a wiki with discussion (i.e., an enhanced wiki) and a forum with attached MS Word documents for virtual collaboration on case problems. Data from 63 online learners working with both tools was collected. Statistically significant differences were found on a technology experience measure, in favor of the wiki tool. Further, qualitative data supported this finding. This study is an extension of the authors’ previous work, adding to a holistic picture of collaborative learning using wikis and forums in online learning settings.

Keywords

Wiki MediaWiki Forum Threaded discussion Collaborative learning Online learning Attitudes Technology experience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andri Ioannou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anthony R. Artino
    • 2
  • Scott W. Brown
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Multimedia and Graphic ArtsCyprus University of TechnologyLimassolCyprus
  2. 2.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  3. 3.Educational Psychology DepartmentUniversity of ConnecticutStorrsUSA

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