Proposal Abstract

Author's abstract: The Georgia Gwinnett College campus wiki site has progressed from a tool to accompany the traditional educational platform to a site utilized by multiple faculty and students to generate a collaborative learning environment. Biology faculty’s utilization of the wiki varies classroom to classroom, including solving case studies or problems, completing group research projects, and student development of chapter reviews and exam study guides. In all three applications of the wiki, students consistently rank the wiki in the top three course resources that are useful to help achieve academic success, surpassing the course textbook. It ranks as the number one course resource in classrooms using the wiki to develop reviews and exam study guides. Additional data results from the student survey will show the comparison of the student’s experiences in wiki and non-wiki classrooms, as well as the effectiveness of the wiki in various aspects of student learning.

Location

Concourse

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 11th, 4:00 PM Mar 11th, 4:45 PM

Wiki Technology: Promoting Academic Success in the Science Classroom

Concourse

Author's abstract: The Georgia Gwinnett College campus wiki site has progressed from a tool to accompany the traditional educational platform to a site utilized by multiple faculty and students to generate a collaborative learning environment. Biology faculty’s utilization of the wiki varies classroom to classroom, including solving case studies or problems, completing group research projects, and student development of chapter reviews and exam study guides. In all three applications of the wiki, students consistently rank the wiki in the top three course resources that are useful to help achieve academic success, surpassing the course textbook. It ranks as the number one course resource in classrooms using the wiki to develop reviews and exam study guides. Additional data results from the student survey will show the comparison of the student’s experiences in wiki and non-wiki classrooms, as well as the effectiveness of the wiki in various aspects of student learning.