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Type: Conference paper
Title: Building consensus: Students' cognitive and metacognitive behaviours during wiki construction
Author: Vivian, R.
Falkner, K.
Falkner, N.
Citation: Proceedings of the IEEE 2013 Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering, LaTiCE, 2013: pp.154-161
Publisher: IEEE
Publisher Place: USA
Issue Date: 2013
ISBN: 9780769549606
Conference Name: Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (2013 : Macau, China)
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Rebecca Vivian, Katrina Falkner, Nickolas Falkner
Abstract: Wikis are a web-based technology that has been adopted in the classroom to allow students to engage in collaborative practices via group work. However, group work can often emphasise product, rather than the processes that lead to the production of an artifact. Furthermore, co-writing activities also cause problems with the clear identification of group member contributions and the assessment of educational objectives. Wikis are implemented in the anticipation that students are applying knowledge, sharing, and engaging in cognitive and metacognitive processes as a group, however, exactly which cognitive and metacognitive processes occur behind the 'edits' of the wiki? This paper examines students' "invisible" behaviours as they co-construct a wiki response to a problem-based learning question. Our analysis confirms the complex nature of assessing "process" behaviours. The discussion space proved to be a valuable tool for students in the consultation and production of the wiki response and a number of cognitive and metacognitive behaviours emerged in the discussions.
Keywords: problem-based learning; computer-supported collaborative learning; computer science education; metacognition
Rights: Copyright © 2013 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020132342
DOI: 10.1109/LaTiCE.2013.22
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