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Social Media and Collaboration: The Wiki’s Effectiveness as a Classroom Tool
Kentucky Journal of Communication (2015)
  • Scott Sellnow-Richmond, Columbus State University
  • Patric R Spence, University of Kentukcy
  • Carla Bevins, University of Kentucky
Abstract
This article explores the potential of the wiki as a study tool for undergraduate courses. The wiki’s origins are discussed, in addition to how it fits within the broader understanding of social media. The wiki’s appropriateness as a study tool for undergraduates is explored.  This article uses examples of how the wiki was successfully integrated into specific business communication courses with encouraging results for student learning and collaboration. Suggestions and implications for future use of the wiki within undergraduate classrooms, are discussed.
Keywords
  • wiki,
  • social media,
  • collaboration,
  • classroom technology
Disciplines
Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
Scott Sellnow-Richmond, Patric R Spence and Carla Bevins. "Social Media and Collaboration: The Wiki’s Effectiveness as a Classroom Tool" Kentucky Journal of Communication Vol. 34 Iss. 2 (2015) p. 4 - 15
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patric_spence/60/