Authors: Robyn A Davidson
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