DOI: 10.5176/978-981-08-7466-7_itcse-53

Authors: Robyn A Davidson

Abstract:

This paper focuses on the use of wikis to enhance group work and collaboration in a financial accounting class. The wiki provided a platform where students could introduce themselves, discuss the task, present and discuss the findings of their research and work on a draft and compose the final answer. Students were at first hesitant to work in groups with students they did not know, on a medium they were not familiar with. After this initial reluctance, and with some encouragement, students completed the task. In addition they completed a reflective survey designed together their thoughts about group work and wikis. In general students felt that they gained valuable knowledge and increased their communication,collaboration and computing skills; essential skills for an accounting graduate.

Keywords: Wiki, Web 2.0, Collaborative Learning, Technology,Education, Graduate Attributes, Action Research

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