Wikis: Do they need usability engineering? Michael D. Kickmeier-Rust Martin Ebner Andreas Holzinger
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/social_networks_vs_portals.php Social Network
Web 2.0 – an overview  virtual operating system Flickr virtual desktop Blog Wiki Pod-cast File-sharing Flock Mash-Up Socia...
Wiki <ul><li>Concept of Wiki by Bo Leuf and Ward   Cunningham in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Name from Hawaiin word wikiwiki  <...
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Wikipedia-logo-de.png Wikipedia
Wikipedia principles in Higher Education BauWiki [http://bauwiki.tugraz.at]
First Study <ul><li>Online encyclopedia for structural concrete </li></ul><ul><li>Students can edit, create article on vol...
Result First Study As a result it must be pointed out, that in the case auf BauWiki (structural concrete) almost  nobody  ...
Second Study <ul><li>Online encyclopedia for building informatics    (concerning Visual Basic for Applications) </li></ul>...
Result Second Study As a result it must be pointed out, that in the case auf BauWiki (VBA) almost  nobody   actively  part...
Evaluation Result I
Evaluation Result II <ul><li>Study II: Quality of articles 2,63 (SD = 0,78) </li></ul><ul><li>Study II: Is Wiki a good ide...
Summary WikiPedia Wikipedia  principle  in education Communities  of  Practice Learning  communities Achieved-oriented beh...
Atkinson model Tendency for an achivement-oriented behavior Probabilitiy of sucess Probabilitiy of failure Expected incent...
Statement Future work must  increasingly address  to  usability  of wikis.
http://elearningblog.tugraz.at Flickr, uploaded by leightblackall http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=64955399&context...
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Wikis: Do They Need Usability Engineering?

  1. 1. Wikis: Do they need usability engineering? Michael D. Kickmeier-Rust Martin Ebner Andreas Holzinger
  2. 2. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/social_networks_vs_portals.php Social Network
  3. 3. Web 2.0 – an overview virtual operating system Flickr virtual desktop Blog Wiki Pod-cast File-sharing Flock Mash-Up Social Book- marking YouTube Writely
  4. 4. Wiki <ul><li>Concept of Wiki by Bo Leuf and Ward Cunningham in 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Name from Hawaiin word wikiwiki </li></ul><ul><li>Online platform every user can create or edit articles </li></ul><ul><li>First implementations: wikiwikiweb, CoWeb and Nupedia </li></ul>
  5. 5. http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Wikipedia-logo-de.png Wikipedia
  6. 6. Wikipedia principles in Higher Education BauWiki [http://bauwiki.tugraz.at]
  7. 7. First Study <ul><li>Online encyclopedia for structural concrete </li></ul><ul><li>Students can edit, create article on voluntary basis </li></ul><ul><li>Online collaboration leads to a high number of articles </li></ul><ul><li>Students are allowed to bring printouts to the exam </li></ul><ul><li>Lasting 3 months, N = 152, two universities </li></ul>
  8. 8. Result First Study As a result it must be pointed out, that in the case auf BauWiki (structural concrete) almost nobody actively participated.
  9. 9. Second Study <ul><li>Online encyclopedia for building informatics (concerning Visual Basic for Applications) </li></ul><ul><li>Students are forced to write an article </li></ul><ul><li>Students are allowed to use Bauwiki during examination </li></ul><ul><li>Lasting 2 months, N = 135 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Result Second Study As a result it must be pointed out, that in the case auf BauWiki (VBA) almost nobody actively participated apart from the forced article.
  11. 11. Evaluation Result I
  12. 12. Evaluation Result II <ul><li>Study II: Quality of articles 2,63 (SD = 0,78) </li></ul><ul><li>Study II: Is Wiki a good idea 1,70 (SD = 0,83) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship between prior experiences with wikis and estimated time to get familiar with it = significant correlation </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summary WikiPedia Wikipedia principle in education Communities of Practice Learning communities Achieved-oriented behavior =
  14. 14. Atkinson model Tendency for an achivement-oriented behavior Probabilitiy of sucess Probabilitiy of failure Expected incentives (usabilty) (motivation)
  15. 15. Statement Future work must increasingly address to usability of wikis.
  16. 16. http://elearningblog.tugraz.at Flickr, uploaded by leightblackall http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=64955399&context=set-1402220&size=o

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