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Facilitating Collaboration: Using a Wiki for Group Projects
Journal of Human Services (2010)
  • Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw, Liberty University
  • Richard Silvey, Liberty University
As the helping profession strives to connect individuals and encourage collaboration, the use of electronic means is becoming more necessary. Current computer technologies make this possible. This study explores the use of Wikis to enhance peer-to-peer and peer-to-instructor relationships, improve the sharing of information, and contribute to learning. The findings indicate that a majority of students (72.73%) attribute improvement in peer-to-peer and peer-to-instructor relationships and enhanced knowledge of technology and instructional information to the use of a Wiki. Even though a majority of students (72.73%)benefited from the use of the Wiki, additional research should be conducted to verify the amount of perceived learning that takes place with the supplemental use of a Wiki.
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Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw and Richard Silvey. "Facilitating Collaboration: Using a Wiki for Group Projects" Journal of Human Services Vol. 30 Iss. 1 (2010)
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