Successful use of a wiki to facilitate virtual team work in a problem-based learning environment

Cochrane, Sandra and Brodie, Lyn and Pendlebury, Greg (2008) Successful use of a wiki to facilitate virtual team work in a problem-based learning environment. In: 19th Annual Conference of the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AaeE 2008): To Industry and Beyond, 7-10 Dec 2008, Yeppoon, Australia.


This paper investigates the use of a wiki to support forty-two virtual teams and their development of three team reports for assessment in a core first year course. ENG1101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 uses a problem-based learning paradigm to facilitate the development of effective teamwork, communication and problem solving skills, as well as the acquisition and application of key technical knowledge to real world engineering problems. Our early analysis of student evaluation responses, the monitoring of teams' wiki use and teams' assessment outcomes support our choice of a wiki as a learning platform.

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Additional Information: © Cochrane, Brodie & Pendlebury, 2008. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2009 04:51
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2015 02:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual teams; education technology; wiki; collaboration; higher education research
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies

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