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Wikis: More Than Text and Context

Type

Presentation

Presenters

Karen Swenson, Virginia Tech, karens@vt.edu
Amber D. Evans-Marcu, Virginia Tech, adevans@vt.edu
M. Aaron Bond, Virginia Tech, mabond@vt.edu

Date

15-Jun-2011

Time

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Room

San Gabriel B

Description

https://www.concentra-cms.com/program/Sakai/2011-sakai-conference/463.html

Dr. Karen Swenson, a 2010 Teaching With Sakai Innovation Award finalist, uses the Sakai wiki with her students to "think about important issues presented through works of speculative fiction," but has found there is even more to her students than the wiki reveals. Although the course goals include collaborative work to "reconsider traditional concepts of 'author' and 'self,' working together to build a better world, encourage a sense of community, and become aware of others contributions" her recent collected data provides insight as to "who" are these students in her Sakai Wiki community. Come to this session to see the paradigms that underlie the structure of the course, what the students do with the Wiki in class and after the semester ends, and who these students are (including demographics, previous wiki contributions, and perceptions of self, information technology, and active involvement in their learning process).

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