The Use of Wiki in an Academic Course: A Qualitative Investigation

Noa Aharony
InSITE 2008  •  Volume 8  •  2008
The current research aims to explore and analyze the application and use of a wiki, in a knowledge-management academic course. The research will focus on the level of collaboration among students and on the kind of interaction that takes take place during the learning process. The population of this study was comprised of wiki pages which were gathered from a knowledge-management wiki course in Israel. To understand the comments directed at each student on the wiki, a thorough content analysis was conducted. The results of the current research reveal that the major part of the interaction that took place on the wiki centered on content-related comments and contained both collaboration among the students and use of deep levels of cognition.
wiki, collaboration, interaction, web 2.0, knowledge-management.
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