Title

The Wiki as a Web 2.0 Tool in Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Abstract

While the only contact most people have had with wikis is through browsing Wikipedia, wikis are a powerful tool for employing online collaboration to allow students to create and modify their own knowledge structures within any discipline. This article explains why wikis have major potential in an educational environment, describes a specific classroom example of wiki use, and provides recommendations for educators considering the possible use of a wiki as one of the more powerful Web 2.0 tools currently available.

Original Citation

Wang, L. C., & Beasley, W. (2008). The wiki as a web 2.0 tool in education. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 4(1), 78–85.

Volume

4

Issue

1