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  • WIKI AS A TOOL TO ENHANCE COLLABORATIVE KNOWLEDGE IN HIGHER EDUCATION Literature Review
  • Wikis in Education
    • Wikis are convenient tools for collaboration, collection and reflection (Ebner et al , 2008).
    • They are considered a tool that facilitate collaborative finding, shaping, and sharing of knowledge (Reinhold, 2006).
    • For assembling a syllabus, for collaboration on projects, annotated bibliography, group authoring, or a knowledge base (Duffy, 2006).
    • Wikis are an interesting tool for enhancing social constructivist learning environments (Nordin & Klobas, 2009).
    • They are people-centred tools that can impact knowledge management (Brereton, Donovan, & Viller, 2003).
    • Wikis can support knowledge creation and sharing within both the corporate and the academic environment (Lamb, 2004; Leuf & Cunningham, 2001; Wagner, 2004).
  • Why Wikis are Used?
    • Ease to use, low cost, easy to learn how to use, and quick to create new contents.
    • (Jaksch, Kepp & Womser-Hacker, 2008)
    • Focus remains on the contents rather than on the software.
    • Everyone has direct access.
    • Anyone can edit or add the contents at any time.
    • (Educause Learning Initiative, 2008)
    • Facilitates writing as a process rather than a product.
    • (Guth, 2007)
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  • Strengths of Wikis
    • Enhance teaching information literacy through ability to locate, manage, critically evaluate.
    • Use information for problem solving, research, decision making, and continued professional development.
    • (Orr, Appleton & Wallin, 2001)
    • Reviewing critically the peers’ contributions improves the quality of content.
    • (Taylor, 2006)
    • The perspective of writing for a wider audience promotes collective authoring, which stimulates a critically peer editing.
    • (Guth, 2007)
    • Wikis allow its users to develop knowledge actively and collaboratively.
    • (Jaksch, Kepp & Womser-Hacker, 2008)
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  • Challenges in Using Wikis
    • How to track students’ work?
    • How to deal with intellectual property and the lack of references?
    • (Lamb, 2004)
    • How to deal with changes in the contents?
    • How to take credit for an individual student?
    • (Farkas, 2006)
    • How to motivate students’ participation?
    • (Cubric, 2007)
  • References
    • Cubric, M. (2007). Wiki-based process framework for blended learning. In: Proceedings of the 2007 international symposium on Wikis. pp. 11—24. New York ACM Press.
    • Duffy. P., Bruns. A. (2006). The use of blogs, wikis and RSS in education: a conversation of possibilities. In: Proceedings Online Learning and Teaching Conference. Brisbane. pp. 31— 38.
    • Ebner. M.. Kickmeier-Rust. M., Holzinger. A. (2008). Utilizing wiki-systems in higher education classes: a chance for universal access? In: Universal Access in the lnformation Society. Berlin: Springer.
    • Educause Learning Initiative: 7 things you should know about wikis (last access: 2010-11-30). http://www.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/EL17004.pdf
    • Farkas. M.G. (2006) . Social software in libraries: building collaboration, communication and community online. Medford: Information Today Inc..
    • Guth. S. (2007). Wikis in education: is public better? In: Proceedings of the 2007 international Symposium on Wikis. pp. 61—68. New York: ACM Press.
    • Lamb, B. (2004). Wide open spaces: wikis, ready or not. Educause Review Magazine 39(5), 36—48.
    • Reinhold. S.W.(2006). Augmenting wiki structure for collaborative. Interdisciplinary learning. In: Proceedings of the 2006 international symposium on Wikis. pp. 47—58. New York: ACM.