Wiki Writing

Viewed in historical context and in light of these notable similarities, wikis no
longer appear to be an aberration in the history of composition. They are not
revolutionary. The advantages of collaborative writing preceded wikis and will
endure ...

Author: Matthew Barton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472024513

Category: Reference

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When most people think of wikis, the first---and usually the only---thing that comes to mind is Wikipedia. The editors of Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom, Robert E. Cummings and Matt Barton, have assembled a collection of essays that challenges this common misconception, providing an engaging and helpful array of perspectives on the many pressing theoretical and practical issues that wikis raise. Written in an engaging and accessible manner that will appeal to specialists and novices alike, Wiki Writing draws on a wealth of practical classroom experiences with wikis to offer a series of richly detailed and concrete suggestions to help educators realize the potential of these new writing environments. Robert E. Cummings began work at Columbus State University in August 2006 as Assistant Professor of English and Director of First-Year Composition. Currently he also serves as the Writing Specialist for CSU's Quality Enhancement Plan, assisting teachers across campus in their efforts to maximize student writing in their curriculum. He recently concluded a three-year research study with the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research and continues to research in the fields of computers and writing, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and curricular reform in higher education. Matt Barton is Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University, Department of English-Rhetoric and Applied Writing Program. His research interests are rhetoric, new media, and computers and writing. He is the author of Dungeons and Desktops: A History of Computer Role-Playing Games and has published in the journals Text and Technology, Computers and Composition, Game Studies, and Kairos. He is currently serving as Associate Editor of Kairosnews and Managing Editor of Armchair Arcade. "Wiki Writing will quickly become the standard resource for using wikis in the classroom." ---Jim Kalmbach, Illinois State University digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press and the Scholarly Publishing Office of the University of Michigan Library dedicated to publishing innovative and accessible work exploring new media and their impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication. Visit the website at

English Teaching Forum

In When a writer can't write : Studies in writer's block and other composing -
process problems , ed . M. Rose , 134-65 ... Wikipedia : Writing better articles . to_writing_better_articles .



ISBN: NWU:35556037405198

Category: English language


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PC Mag

"The insect species being investigated include large moths and horned beetles."
—John Brandon The Sound and the Wiki The wiki movement goes literary, with
thousands writing one novel. But can writing by committee produce better prose?





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Healthcare Writing

Wikis, as more than just reference sources and forums for professional
collaboration among healthcare writers, may actually be ... or writing discipline-
specific content within one's professional purview as a wiki's contents expand
and evolve.

Author: Michael A. Arntfield

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460405840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Notable for its use of real document examples drawn from actual healthcare settings, in addition to its central section’s extended focus on narrative medicine and new media writing, Healthcare Writing: A Practical Guide to Professional Success provides a wide-ranging, much-needed contemporary perspective on the modes and contexts of writing most pertinent to today’s healthcare professionals. Aimed at students enrolled in university- or college-level healthcare programs, healthcare communication specialists, as well as at current clinical practitioners seeking a portable reference and guide, this book combines a detailed discussion of approaches to key healthcare document types—both professional and academic—with a thorough but accessible overview of essential points of grammar, punctuation, and style.

Lazy Virtues

Teaching Writing in the Age of Wikipedia Robert E. Cummings. final grade to the
project . And of course the assignment rather narrowly defines the writer ' s topic ,
or purpose and message . By contrast , a CBPP assignment alters the ...

Author: Robert E. Cummings


ISBN: UOM:39015080823019

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Winner of the MLA's Mina P. Shaugnessy Prize for an outstanding work in the fields of language, culture, literacy, or literature with strong application to the teaching of English. Focusing largely on the controversial website Wikipedia, the author explores the challenges confronting teachers of college writing in the increasingly electronic and networked writing environments their students use every day. Rather than praising or condemning that site for its role as an encyclopedia, Cummings instead sees it as a site for online collaboration between writers and a way to garner audience for student writing. Applying an understanding of Commons-Based Peer Production theory, as developed by Yochai Benkler, this text is arranged around the following propositions: -- Commons-Based Peer Production is a novel economic phenomenon which informs our current teaching model and describes a method for making sense of future electronic developments. -- College writers are motivated to do their best work when they write for an authentic audience, external to the class. -- Writing for a networked knowledge community invites students to participate in making knowledge, rather than only consuming it. -- A plan for integrating networked writing for an external audience helps students understand the transition from high school to college writing. -- Allowing students to review and self-select points of entry into electronic discourse fosters "laziness," or a new work dynamic where writers seek to better understand their own creativity in terms of a project's demands. Lazy Virtues offers networked writing assignments to foster development of student writers by exposing them to the demands of professional audiences, asking them to identify and assess their own creative impulses in terms of a project's needs, and removing the writing teacher from the role of sole audience.

Using Technology to Enhance Writing

In my universitylevel classes,I have replaced most ofmy traditional written
research assignmentswith wikis used inconjunction with the 4E Wiki Writing
Model. ... After they are comfortable using the wiki, I present the 4E Wiki Writing

Author: Richard E. Ferdig

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 9781936764983

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Sharpen your students’ communication skills while integrating digital tools into writing instruction. Loaded with techniques for helping students brainstorm, plan, and organize their writing, this handbook troubleshoots issues students face when writing in a printed versus digital context and teaches them how to read in multiple mediums. You’ll find tips for sharing writing, getting interactive feedback, incorporating grammar instruction, and more.

Collaborative Writing in L2 Classrooms

In order to improve the level of contribution and engagement in wiki group
projects some scholars recommend paying ... Table 7.2 summarises 18
published empirical studies reporting on the use of wiki collaborative writing
projects with L2 ...

Author: Dr. Neomy Storch

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847699961

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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In this first book-length treatment of collaborative writing in second language (L2) classrooms, Neomy Storch provides a theoretical, pedagogical and empirical rationale for the use of collaborative writing activities in L2 classes, as well as some guidelines about how to best implement such activities in both face-to-face and online mode. The book discusses factors that may impact on the nature and outcomes of collaborative writing, and examines the beliefs about language learning that underpin learners' and teachers' attitudes towards pair and group work. The book critically reviews the available body of research on collaborative writing and identifies future research directions, thereby encouraging researchers to continue investigating collaborative writing activities.

The Write Direction

38 Wikis According to the Technology Initiative Grants Program , a wiki is “ a
website that includes Chapter Three the collaboration of work from many different
authors . A wiki site allows anyone to edit , Writing delete , or modify the content
of ...

Author: Fred S. Wolff

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: UVA:X030467994

Category: Education

Page: 198

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The Write Direction is an innovative book that guides teachers on how to teach writing, including the connection to the writing students will encounter once they leave school. The book examines the importance of teacher as writer, classroom environment, writing process, and six traits of writing and how teachers can implement these concepts. The Write Direction connects classroom writing instruction to the world students will face once they leave school and enter the workplace. The authors believe that students need to explore and practice writing assignments that better prepare them for the writing they will undertake once they leave school. Unfortunately, many teachers do not know what types of writing employers in the business world expect their employees to be able to produce. Therefore, every chapter provides specific activities for teachers to undertake as they work to improve their writing instruction. Suggestions for incorporating appropriate writing assignments that connect to workplace writing are also included. The book also provides suggestions for managing the crucial issues facing new teachers in today's classroom: testing, grading, and long-range planning.

Growing Information Part I

Our study focuses on how a wiki can fully support mandatory group writing. The
motivation of this design science research study emerges from a graduate
Knowledge Management class assignment to write a wiki book. The project
outcome ...

Author: Eli B. Cohen

Publisher: Informing Science

ISBN: 9781932886160

Category: Information technology


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The Writing Rich High School Classroom

dents to write collaboratively . Large joint writing projects like Wikipedia ( www .
wikipedia . org ) are opportunities for students to join their writing with the writing
of people they will never meet to make all sorts of new meanings . This kind of ...

Author: Jennifer Berne

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131679925

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Gives teachers everything they need to set up and manage a successful writing workshop in a high school classroom. After introducing the workshop's fundamental principles and methods, the book explains how to guide students through the entire writing process, from planning and drafting to revising, giving and receiving feedback, editing, and publishing their work. Guidelines for valid, reliable assessment and evaluation of student work are included. --from publisher description


... and consensus , Allison regards the wiki as an ideal resource for studying and
teaching about the writing process . 24 The wide variety of genres represented in
the wiki format gives a rich source of material for the study of text types , such as ...

Author: Jane Klobas

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015064874954

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

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This book covers wikis as information sources, as a form of publishing, and as tools for collaboration. The application of wikis in library and information services, education and businesses is also examined through practical guidance and real world examples. This book identifies and describes the different kinds of wikis, as well as the advantages and problems associated with their use in information work and collaboration. There is discussion of directories, search engines and other finding tools, as well as options for creating and managing wikis. The concluding chapter also includes lists of resources related to wikis.


A wiki can be used as a warehouse for a classroom to post information
throughout the year , as a project site for a ... They have additionally created wikis
to support class projects on writing about topics such as the Holocaust , learning
to write ...

Author: Dana J. Wilber

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: PSU:000067786374

Category: Education

Page: 138

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The power of Dana Wilber's insight is in its simplicity. Students are texting, networking, and blogging--i.e. writing and reading--all the time, everywhere, just maybe in places we aren't necessarily paying attention to. Build on their authentic interest and motivation using the technologies they are already committed to and you've won half the battle. You won't believe how engaged they are; they won't believe they're learning for school. In iWrite, Dana shows you how to guide students through the complexity of new literacies, including: how to discern between media; how to account for audience and voice; how to choose appropriate genre; and how to harness what they already know to be more successful in school. Dana deftly elucidates the lives of Millennials, those students growing up around the turn of the 21st century, and the technologies embedded into their everyday reading and writing. She shows us how three accessible tools-wikis, blogs, and digital storytelling--can be used to scaffold learning for our students. And she demonstrates how they can help us address 10 key issues in the literacies of today's students: safety; authenticity; practice; relevance; meaning and identity; interest and inquiry; cognitive development; community; process; motivation. Let iWrite show you how to capture students' daily literacy practices and develop them for the kind of writing we want them to learn. --Publisher's description.

CALICO Journal

Individual wiki pages can be password limited to one or a group of users using
an access control list , but wiki technology is premised on the idea of universal
write / access . This freedom to create , transform , and destroy provides students



ISBN: UOM:39015063392701

Category: Language and languages


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Measuring the Success of a Wiki for Small Organizations

N Strong Linking: The easy Wiki syntax allows for pages to be connected by links
easily. ... Table 1: Wiki Success Principles behavior writing behavior are: Never
Writing, Proofreading and Style Changes, Subject Experts and Generalists.

Author: Mathias Riechert

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640912384


Page: 40

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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Computer Science - Commercial Information Technology, grade: 1,3, Dresden Technical University, language: English, abstract: The impact of knowledge management systems (KMS) on organizations grows rapidly. Increasingly, corporations are also using wikis to support employee collaboration and knowledge management (cf. Wagner, 2004, p. 104). A 2008 study by Gartner indicates that this year half of all US companies will use wikis (Morse, 2008). Wikis allow open collaboration in organizations and offer great potential for teamwork and knowledge management (KM). Using this potential for organizations in research context is a difficult task, because user groups are smaller and many tools already exist. It is therefore crucial to understand what makes a wiki successful. This seminar paper investigates the success factors of wikis derived from practical surveys, classifies them for relevance to small organizations and finally builds a wiki success model based on IS research and the practical success factors found.

Writing Intensive

Becoming W-Faculty in a New Writing Curriculum Wendy Strachan. certainly help
perceptions about the ... If it ' s not blogs , it ' s Wiki , and Wiki is important but do
they connect W to blogs or to Wiki ? Richard : As a gimmick , the “ W equals Wiki

Author: Wendy Strachan


ISBN: UOM:39015076175226

Category: Education

Page: 290

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Study of univ writing across curriculum program.

Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies

For collaborative writing there are various tools which you can use, notably the
wiki which provides an online shared environment in which you can write,
comment or amend the work of others. It can be a great way of writing together,
while ...

Author: Dr Janet MacDonald

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409486299

Category: Education

Page: 142

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Technology has become a necessary and everyday part of studying. This book starts with effective practice in learning, and shows how technology can support that good practice. The authors show you the many ways in which online and mobile technologies can be used for study and give you guidance on how best to use them for learning in higher education, whether that is at college or university, or within your workplace. This wide-ranging survival guide combines advice on effective learning, with practical tips on using technology successfully to give you a smart approach to accessing, recording, sharing and revising information and knowledge. An efficient learning strategy with technologies will help you develop independence and self direction, so that when faced with a bewildering choice of web-based resources you are confident about how much to read, and when to stop. The approaches, skills and techniques discussed in this book will be of value to you not only in your formal course of study, but also in any other learning you might wish to undertake in future. In an increasingly competitive job market this will also be attractive to prospective employers.

Advances in E Learning Experiences and Methodologies

According to Pearce (2006), one way to do this is to give each groupa wiki page
in which to write a paper, and give each member of the group a separate page to
track his/her research and ideas for the paper. The “paper” page lets you see ...

Author: Garc¡a-Pe¤alvo, Francisco Jos‚

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599047584

Category: Computers

Page: 420

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Web-based training, known as e-learning, has experienced a great evolution and growth in recent years, as the capacity for education is no longer limited by physical and time constraints. The emergence of such a prized learning tool mandates a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness and implications of e-learning. Advances in E-Learning: Experiences and Methodologies explores the technical, pedagogical, methodological, tutorial, legal, and emotional aspects of e-learning, considering and analyzing its different application contexts, and providing researchers and practitioners with an innovative view of e-learning as a lifelong learning tool for scholars in both academic and professional spheres.

Social Software and Web 2 0 Technology Trends

The process of using a wiki in the classroom setting could potentially replace
other collaboration software or network (server) ... Many educators choose to use
wikis for multiple purposes such as group projects, homework, and research
writing ...

Author: Deans, P. Candace

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781605661230

Category: Computers

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"This book provides an overview of current Web 2.0 technologies and their impact on organizations and educational institutions"--Provided by publisher.