Matching the affordances of wikis to collaborative learning: A case study of IT project students

Andreas U. Kuswara, Debbie Richards

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Abstract

The use of Web 2.0 technologies is increasingly common in many aspects of life: social, work, and study. The study reported here looks into how one type of Web 2.0 tool, the wiki, was being used to support groups of IT students involved in a collaborative authentic-task in their undergraduate studies to develop a software solution required by their "clients". The study indicates the existence of a mismatch between what supports are needed by the students, with how they use the wiki tool to support their needs. The mismatch is not the result of a lack of technical skills or aversion to technology, but rather the lack of ability to perceive the affordance of the tool in meaningful ways to facilitate the collaborative activity at hand.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
EditorsRalph H. Sprague Jr.
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780769542829
ISBN (Print)9780769542829
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010 - Koloa, Kauai, HI, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20117 Jan 2011

Other

Other44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS-44 2010
CountryUnited States
CityKoloa, Kauai, HI
Period4/01/117/01/11

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