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Wikis as a Tool for Collaborative Course Management

Wikis as a Tool for Collaborative Course Management

There are growing expectations among college students to be able to access and manage their course materials over the World Wide Web.  In its early days, faculty would create web pages by hand for posting this information. As Internet technologies and access have matured over the past decade, course and learning management systems such as Blackboard and Web CT have become the norm for distributing such materials.  In today’s Web 2.0 world, wikis have emerged as a tool that may complement or replace the use of traditional course management systems as a tool for disseminating course information.  Because of a wiki’s collaborative nature, its use also allows students to participate in the process of course management, information sharing, and content creation. Using examples from an... Show More
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