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|Title:||Supporting Active Wiki-based Collaboration|
|Publisher:||International Society of the Learning Sciences|
|Citation:||Eck, A., Soh, L., & Brassil, C. (2013). Supporting Active Wiki-based Collaboration. In Rummel, N., Kapur, M., Nathan, M., & Puntambekar, S. (Eds.), To See the World and a Grain of Sand: Learning across Levels of Space, Time, and Scale: CSCL 2013 Conference Proceedings Volume 1 — Full Papers & Symposia (pp. 176-183). Madison, WI: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||Prior research has established that active participation and collaboration by students results in multiple benefits during wiki-based CSCL activities. However, achieving such be- havior can be a challenge without external motivation. To increase active participation and collaboration by users, we developed an enhanced wiki called the Written Agora. Using pop- ular Web 2.0 features, our wiki provides additional means of participation and aims to encour- age direct communication and collaboration between users. Additionally, using intelligent features, we enable the wiki system itself to also participate during collaboration. In this pa- per, we analyze the results of a study using the Written Agora in a classroom for two semes- ters. We discover that simply including such features is not necessarily enough to cause their use or improve collaboration. However, encouraging the use of these features resulted in not only greater than expected use, but more diverse and higher quality collaboration by users.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2013|
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