An Evolving Road Map: Student Perceptions and Contributions to Graphic Organizers within an Academic Wiki

Andrew Moshirnia
InSITE 2008  •  Volume 8  •  2008
Though the number of collaborative websites, or wikis, continues to grow, few studies have examined the role of graphics in a successful wiki design. This study examines the development of graphic organizers within an academic wiki over a period of 8 months. Wikis traditionally rely on a text-only approach to allow for user flexibility. However, this study found that the ability to easily add links to wiki navigation menus resulted in sprawl. Introduction of polished graphic organizers had a significant effect on user participation and their perception of the wiki.
Web Based Learning, Collaborative Publishing, Graphic Organizers.
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