Effect of Assessment on Group Work Activities Using Wiki

Abstract

This study investigates the implementation of wiki in Computer Supported Collaborative Learning environment. Many research works have proceeded to identifying the appropriate assessment methods in wiki and have compared the computed grades with the assessments of other activities within the course or program to measure its reliability. However, research from the aspect of effects of assessment on wiki contribution is limited especially in understanding how the participation in the various wiki group activities varies when assessment is introduced. The approach taken in observing student participation in this study is unique from previous studies, where two independent groups of students were used as sample in the experiment with one group being assessed for wiki participation and the other not assessed (test vs. control group). In this study, the perception of students towards wiki and the effects of assessment on the wiki activities during group work were explored. A mix of quantitative and qualitative approach was used in the experiments. Observation of student’s participation in wiki was done using the wiki platform: Moodle system. From the study it was found that students’ activities in wiki as a group increased when they were informed that their participation in wiki would be assessed. Students were found engaged in creating more sub-topics for group discussion besides being engaged actively in commenting on other discussion posts.



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Sri Devi Ravana, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Nor Aliza Mohd Amin, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Sudharshan Naidu Raman, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

Paper Information
Conference: ACSET2013
Stream: Education

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