Learners’ attitudes toward using wikis and forums for collaboration on case problems
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Attitudes; Collaborative learning; Forum; MediaWiki; Online learning; Technology experience; Threaded discussion; Wiki
© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. 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.
Ioannou, A., Artino, A., & Brown, S. (2015). Learners’ attitudes toward using wikis and forums for collaboration on case problems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 9307 (). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24258-3_35