Share Paper: Constructing Wikis in Technology-Enabled, Active Learning Classrooms: A Qualitative Study

  1. Taotao Long, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
  2. Michael Waugh, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
  3. Joanne Logan, Department of Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
  4. Andrew Sherfy, Department of Biosystems Engineering & Soil Science, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
  5. John Cummins, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, United States
Tuesday, March 6 1:30 PM-2:00 PM Capitol F

Abstract: This study describes initial findings of students’ learning processes and attitudes in constructing wiki sites in Technology-Enabled, Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms. TEAL classrooms aim to provide a collaborative, computer-rich, and interactive learning environment with a flexible seating arrangement. As an open source knowledge management tool for collaborative authoring, a wiki provides the pedagogical opportunities of collaborative learning while helping students create and maintain actual learning content. In this study, the wiki sites were constructed using the Blackboard (Bb) learning management system. This study used qualitative research techniques such as interview, observation, and document analysis, to examine the student use of ...