Asynchronous CMC includes wikis
, discussion board, email, bulletin board systems and blogs.
Specifically, research and general findings regarding the use of blogs and wikis
in classrooms are discussed.
are suitable for projects with teams physically distributed in remote locations, allowing team members to organize and publish content, freeing the project manager for greater dedication to other activities (Milton, 2010).
These online interactions include postings on wikis
, discussion forums and chat groups.
The authors do an excellent job of explaining away the reasons most educators shy away from using wikis
. They show the reader how to implement this technology in a variety of ways that complement current pedagogical thinking.
Chapters cover the theoretical background of participative technologies, the archetypal properties of wikis
for collaboration, and the concept of higher-order learning in the form of knowledge building and learning, and examples of different uses of wikis
around the world, including how wikis
can help structure and enhance collaboration in project-based learning settings with over 100 participants; how they can be used in German, history, and science education; issues of evaluation and assessment of learning; and what the added value is when a whole school uses the same wiki
al (2013) made a content analysis of studies in the field of Wikis
that were published in six major journals: TOJET, Educational Technology & Society, Educational Technology Research &Development, Computers & Education, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology and British Journal of Educational Technology.
can be "applied to a diverse set of systems, features, approaches, and projects" (Lamb, 2004, p.
The activity on the Wikis
was monitored by counting the numbers of edits, and both the control and intervention group Wikis
were active having a similar number of edits.
* LIS Online Forums: wikis
, discussion boards, and other online forums for LIS students and practitioners, including Hack Library School and Librarian.net.
The photos are then uploaded to the WikiAir site as hi-res photos, where anyone can view or use them, within the parameters of the usage agreement common to most wikis
(no cost to use for informational sites, educational use, and publications; attribution required).