Wikis for Education How to enhance peer communication? What kinds of collaboration occur? Digital literacy needs of students?
Focus group interviews - collaboration …we met before, wrote down everything we would do […] and Tom typed it out. Then he sent us an email of what we would do as individuals, then we […] branched off and […] edited it on our own (Jimmy) …they had already put something about media on and I searched for additional information and I tried to fit the stuff I found out … (Su Ling)
Focus group interviews – digital literacy I thought it was actually pretty easy [Jimmy: yeah] for us because the questions you gave us, what you were looking for… (Max) …if you want to say anything else, go to their page and maybe leave a comment. Because it is a debate, and those comment boards that you see are usually debates… (Paul) It would be “in the article according to… USA Today” and then you could click it and you could go to their website (Jimmy)
Redesign 1.Extend the peer communication cycle by increasing the range of opportunities to give and receive peer feedback via the wiki 2.Academic quality - support students’ digital literacy development by requiring referencing/ hyperlinking to resources 3.Develop peer assessment template to help support reflection on relationship between comments and grades
evaluated with teacher used with new cohort the more you ask of students the more you need to support... If the students are talking to each other about the class, then it helps them understand the class as a whole (Paul)