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Collaborative Writing in Wikis: Insights from Culture Projects in Intermediate German Classes
Applied Linguistics Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Nike Arnold, Portland State University
  • Lara Ducate, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • Claudia Kost, University of Alberta
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  • Collaborative learning,
  • Second language acquisition -- Computer-assisted instruction,
  • Second language acquisition -- Study and teaching,
  • Wikis (Computer science)
This presentation reports the findings of a study designed to investigate the collaborative writing and revision processes of foreign language learners in a wiki environment. Specifically, it is based on a comparison of two wiki projects in intermediate German classes in which small groups of students used wikis to collaborate on a project based on cultural and historical topics related to a novel. The archived versions of the wiki were analyzed for the amount, type, and quality of revisions. In addition, an end-of-semester survey was administered to assess learner attitudes towards the project and perceptions of the writing process.

A pdf of a PowerPoint presentation given at the The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) conference, Language Learning in the Era of Ubiquitous Computing, held March 12-14, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ.

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Nike Arnold, Lara Ducate and Claudia Kost. "Collaborative Writing in Wikis: Insights from Culture Projects in Intermediate German Classes" (2009)
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