Using a Wiki-Based Past Exam System to Assist Co-writing Learning Assessment with Social Network

  • Bruce C. Kao
  • Yung Hui Chen
  • Martin M. Weng
  • H. J. Lin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 182)


The social network has been a very popular research area in the recent years. Lot of people at least have one or more social network account and use it keep in touch with other people on the internet and build own small social network. Thus, the effect and the strength of social network is a very deep and worth to figure out the information delivery path and apply to digital learning area.

In this age of web 2.0, sharing knowledge is the main stream of the internet activity, everyone on the internet share and exchanges the information and knowledge every day, and starts to collaborate with other users to build specific knowledge domain in the knowledge database website like Wikipedia. This learning behavior also called co-writing or collaborative learning. This learning strategy brings the new way of the future distance learning. But it is hard to evaluate the performance in the co-writing learning activity, researchers still continue to find out more accurate method which can measure and normalize the learner’s performance, provide the result to the teacher, assess the student learning performance in social dimension.

As our Lab’s previous research, there are several technologies proposed in distance learning area. Based on these background generation, we build a wiki-based website, provide past exam question to examinees, help them to collect all of the target college or license exam resource, moreover, examinees can deploy the question on the own social network, discuss with friends, co-resolve the questions and this system will collect the path of these discussions and analyze the information, improve the collaborative learning assessment efficiency research in social learning field.


Social Learning Social network Wiki past exam co-writing collaborative learning assessment 


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Liu, B., Chen, H., He, W.: Wiki-based Collaborative Learning: Incorporating Self-Assessment Tasks. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wikis (WikiSym). ACM (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cubric, M.: Wiki-based Process Framework for Blended Learning. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Wikis (WikiSym). ACM (2007)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Cubric, M.: Using wikis for summative and formative assessment. In: International Online Conference on Re-Engineering Assessment Practices (REAP) (May 2007)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Xu, L.: Project the Wiki Way: Using Wiki for Computer Science Course Project Management. Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges 22(6) (2007)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Trentin, G.: Using a wiki to evaluate individual contribution to a collaborative learning project. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning 25(1), 43–55 (2009)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Leuf, B., Cunningham, W.: The Wiki Way: Quick Collaboration on the Web. Addison-Wesley (2001)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lu, Q., Chen, D., Hu, H.: Wiki-based digital libraries information services in China and abroad. In: Wireless Communications Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM (2010)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Tseng, S.-S., Weng, J.-F.: Wiki-based design of Scientific Inquiry Assessment by Game-based Sratch programming. In: IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT (2009)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Chang, B., Zhuang, X.: Wiki-based Collaborative Learning Activity Design: a case study. In: International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (2008)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Sutherland, J.A., Topping, K.J.: Collaborative Creative Writing in Eight-Year-Olds: Comparing Cross-Ability Fixed Role and Same-Ability Reciprocal Role Pairing. Journal of Research in Reading 22(2), 154–179 (1999)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
    Jones, A., Issroff, K.: Learning technologies: Affective and social issues in computer-supported collaborative learning. Journal of Computers and Education 44(4), 395–408 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce C. Kao
    • 1
  • Yung Hui Chen
    • 2
  • Martin M. Weng
    • 1
  • H. J. Lin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science & Information EngineeringTamkang UniversityTamsuiTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science & Networking EngineeringLunghwa University of Science and TechnologyTaoyuanTaiwan

Personalised recommendations