Lessons learned from using a Wiki to encourage class group collaboration in an online management information systems course

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dc.creator Allam, Hesham
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-18T19:15:03Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-18T19:15:03Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier http://library2.smu.ca/bitstream/handle/01/25402/asb_proceedings_2012.pdf#page=375
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/25692
dc.description.abstract In the current business climate, it is useful to cultivate in students and future leaders the significance and importance of collaboration in team projects and to explore alternative methods to utilize team resources. This paper presents an experience on using web 2.0 technologies as collaboration tools for an online MIS course. The paper demonstrates the use of wiki as a medium to capture students’ engagement through working collaboratively in a given task. It is argued that student must see collaboration work in a task that is interesting and meaningful to them in order to truly understand what collaboration means. Students were asked to collaborate on designing and developing a wiki to complete an end-of-semester group assignment. After completing the assignment, students expressed more engagement feelings in the activity and showed more elaborate knowledge on the given topic. A group evaluation rubric is presented at the end of the experiment to assess group collaboration elements. This rubric can be adapted and modified to include other components to improve the assessment process for future group collaborative work. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Atlantic Schools of Business en_CA
dc.subject.lcsh Wikis (Computer science)
dc.subject.lcsh Business education
dc.subject.lcsh Group work in education
dc.title Lessons learned from using a Wiki to encourage class group collaboration in an online management information systems course en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Proceedings of the 42nd Atlantic Schools of Business conference, Dalhousie University, 2012, pp 372-380


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