Wiki Writing

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Classroom. Many. electronic media that ... Not to say that the wiki as a medium for
writing, or as a tool for writing instruction, can't be successfully ex- ploited, ...

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 www.digitalculture.org.

Wiki Writing

An indispensable and engaging guide to using wikis in the classroom

Author: Robert Cummings

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472116713

Category: Education

Page: 256

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An indispensable and engaging guide to using wikis in the classroom

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

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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.

PC Magazine

AH The Sound and the Wiki The wiki movement goes literary , with thousands
writing one novel . But can writing by committee produce better prose ? Bill Gates
friend . NY WRITER WILL TELL YOU THAT writing is a solitary and sometimes ...

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ISBN: UCSD:31822036025492

Category: IBM microcomputers

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I E Harbrace Guide to Writing

Hela QuickStart Recent Activity SideBar Create a new page Createdroom Create
a syllabus Crest group aroject Use another template My 18th Birtha Welcome to
the Wiki for English 15 , Section 204 ! Monday , January 29 This Sunday was to ...

Author: Glenn

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ISBN: 1428230270

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Journal of Developmental Education

Retrieved December mings & M. Barton ( Eds . ) , Wiki writing : Collaborative
learning in the col10 , 2008 , from http : // deved . wetpaint.com/ lege classroom (
pp ... Comparison of Wikipedia and other encyclopedias for First Monday , 11 ( 11
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ISBN: OSU:32435077146611

Category: Compensatory education

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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

Publisher:

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.

The Best of Technology Writing 2006

On January 15 , 2001 , they launched a Wiki - fied version and within a month ,
they had 200 articles . ... And on September 20 , 2004 , when the Hebrew edition
added an article on Kazakhstan's flag , Wikipedia had its one millionth article .

Author: Brendan I. Koerner

Publisher: U of M Digt Cult Books

ISBN: UOM:39015064872032

Category: Technical writing

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“The essays collected in this book are sparkling, imaginative pieces of journalism that just happen to be about technology. People steeped in the world of AJAX or Massively Mulitplayer Online Games will find a lot to value here, but so will readers simply in search of good writing.” —James Fallows, National Correspondent for Atlantic Monthly “The human experience is being shaped by our symbiotic relationship to technology. What makes this collection wonderful is that it’s not about the technology, per se, but it’s about this changing human experience. I will look forward to it every year.” —Po Bronson, author of What Should I Do With My Life? The Best of Technology Writing 2006 brings together some of the most important, timely, and just plain readable writing in the fast-paced, high-stakes field of technology. The first annual collection to target this vibrant and versatile area, The Best of Technology Writing 2006 features innovative work from an unusually diverse array of writers: best-selling authors, noted academics, and indie journalists and bloggers. The culmination of an open, on-line nominating process, this collection covers topics ranging from jetpacks, to the ethics of genetically cloned pets, to the meaning of life in the information age. By turns epic and intimate, serious and playful, The Best of Technology Writing 2006 captures the vitality, importance, and complexity of technology today. Koerner Featuring contributions from: David A. Bell David Bernstein Mike Daisey Joshua Davis Jay Dixit Daniel Engber Dan Ferber Steven Johnson Steven Levy Farhad Manjoo Lisa Margonelli David McNeill Justin Mullins Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah Adam L. Penenberg Daniel H. Pink Evan Ratliff Alex Ross Jim Rossignol Jesse Sunenblick Edward Tenner Clive Thompson Joseph Turow Richard Waters Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor for Wired, a columnist for both New York Times and Slate, and a fellow at the New America Foundation. His first book will be published by Henry Holt & Company in 2008. 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 www.digitalculture.org.

School Library Journal

Teen Space Poetry Wiki www4.ipl.org:8080/index.php/Main_Page This librarian -
created wiki is the perfect vehicle for ... ארו AAC = ODBO Wordsmiths - an
anthology of writing by teens on the Web teenlink.nypl.org/WordSmiths-Current.
cfm ...

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ISBN: PSU:000061731677

Category: Children's libraries

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Web 2 0 for Librarians and Information Professionals

This history facilitates reverting back to a previous version — a vital tool in a
collaborative environment such as a wiki . ... Welcome to the Wyoming Authors
Wiki Bear Lodge Writers anthology : Heartfelt writing from the Wyoming Black
Hills .

Author: Ellyssa Kroski

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub

ISBN: UOM:39076002865157

Category: Computers

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Describes how libraries can successfully use such Web 2.0 tools as RSS, wikis, social bookmarking, podcasting, video sharing, and mashups.

Traditional Vs Wiki

This research study was a quasi-experimental study that investigated the impact of collaborative writing on 76 male EFL students' writing performance in an online (wiki) classroom compared with a traditional (paper-and-pencil) collaborative ...

Author: Bandar Saleh Aljafen

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ISBN: OCLC:1114288319

Category: Education

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This research study was a quasi-experimental study that investigated the impact of collaborative writing on 76 male EFL students' writing performance in an online (wiki) classroom compared with a traditional (paper-and-pencil) collaborative writing classroom. The subjects were enrolled in a semester-long advanced English writing course at Qassim University, Saudi Arabia, and were equally divided into two classrooms---online/wiki (experimental) and traditionally-taught (control). In the experimental classroom, students used wiki to collaborate; in the control classroom, students used face-to-face communication and notebooks. Both treatments were compared analyzing data collected from a pretest and post-test of individual writing, three collaborative writing assignments, a collaborative writing questionnaire, and individual interviews. Quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics (i.e., frequency, maximum, minimum, mean, and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (repeated measures ANOVA and t-test). Analysis of individual writing in the pretest and post-test showed that the number of words and grammatical form scores significantly increased in both the experimental (wiki) and control (paper and pencil) classrooms. In total score, content, diction and tone, and mechanics, the students' scores in both classrooms significantly increased regardless of the treatment the students received. Additionally, there was a significant difference in the post-test scores between the treatments, with the wiki classroom scoring higher than the traditional classroom. In rhetorical structure, the scores in both classrooms significantly improved from the pretest to the post-test, yet, they were also slightly different between treatments. Analysis of the collaborative writing assignments showed that the writing quantity (i.e., word count) and quality (i.e., total score, content, rhetorical structure, grammatical form, diction and tone, and mechanics) significantly increased over time in both treatments. However, there was no significant difference between treatments and time by treatment. The students' perceptions of writing collaboration were significant but were not for the rest of the measurements. They responded similarly in writing performance, writing apprehension, and its future use. Qualitative analysis of student interview data showed that both treatments yielded positive responses toward collaborative writing in terms of its usefulness, ease of use, and process writing. However, there were some limitations regarding this experience (i.e., participation, technical problems).

Adolescents and Digital Literacies

An example of how this wiki project worked well grew out of the collaborations
within third period . ... Megan explained , “ They talked about their writing in the
wiki as writing that wasn't about school but that was about learning and , as
second ...

Author: Sara B. Kajder

Publisher: National Council of Teachers

ISBN: UOM:39076002867872

Category: Education

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This book is about the teaching practices that technology enables. It addresses the ways in which teachers and students work together to navigate continuous change and what it means to read, write, view, listen, and communicate in the twenty-first century. The author offers solutions for connecting these activities with the literacy practices required by classroom curricula.

The Digital Writing Workshop

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Headlines Subscribe GR Next Sub with Bloglines Presse - Digital Viei Recerahy
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Author: Troy Hicks

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: PSU:000067944101

Category: Education

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Where others have talked about new technologies and how they change writing, Troy Hicks shows how to use new technologies to enhance writing instruction. Chapters are organized around the familiar principles of the writing workshop: student choice, active revision, craft, publication beyond the classroom, and assessment of product and process. You'll learn to expand and improve your teaching by smartly incorporating new technologies like wikis, blogs, and other forms of multimedia. Throughout, you'll find reference to resources readily available to you and your class online.

Adolescent Literacy

Some wiki tools ( take a look at pbwiki . com or www . wikispaces . com ) will
allow for the use of a password . Although the content of the wiki ... Also , writing
in our wiki wasn ' t publicly identifiable by anyone but me . That ' s part of what led
to ...

Author: G. Kylene Beers

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:39015069321324

Category: Education

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Adolescent Literacy discusses issues such as including English language learners, struggling readers, technology in the classroom, multimodal literacy, compelling writing instruction, teaching in a "flat world," engagement, and young adult literature. In addition Adolescent Literacy's assessment rubrics for teachers, administrators, and staff developers make it a resource for schoolwide and districtwide professional development, while its accompanying study guide is designed for small-group discussions. --From publisher's description.

The Best of Technology Writing 2007

lems exist in the wiki will be incrementally corrected as the process unfolds . This
is analogous to the claims of HyperLibertarians who put infinite faith in a free
market or the Hyper - Lefties who are somehow able to sit through consensus ...

Author: Steven Levy

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472032666

Category: Science

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Offering a collection as imaginative and compelling as its dynamic subject, "The Best of Technology Writing 2007" captures the versatility and verve of technology writing today. These essays explore a wide range of intriguing topics--from the online habits of urban moms to the digital future of movie production.

Text Messaging

Reading and Writing about Popular Culture John Alberti. WIKIPEDIA : A NEW
DEVELOPMENT IN RESEARCH : The Creating Culture section of this chapter
focuses on the wiki and open - source movements in digital culture , movements
most ...

Author: John Alberti

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131776861

Category: College readers

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Joining the Conversation

Colorado Sizabe Writing Studio Class Pages Class Wiki Main Page Home Your
Page Logout Class Writing Teaching Feedback Related Sites Site Info Help The
class wiki is displayed below . You can change its layout , color Back scheme ...

Author: Mike Palmquist

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: PSU:000067805945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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With the success of The Bedford Researcher, Mike Palmquist has earned a devoted following of teachers and students who appreciate his accessible approach to the process of inquiry-based writing. Now he brings his proven methodology and friendly tone to Joining the Conversation. While students may know how to send text messages, search for images, and read the news online all at the same time, they don’t necessarily know how to juggle the skills they need to engage readers and compose a meaningful contribution to an academic conversation. Meeting students where they are — working online and collaboratively — Joining the Conversation embraces the new realities of writing, without sacrificing the support that students need as they write for college and beyond.

Web based Education

A practice article will allow students to become familiar with Wiki functionality and
will model the practice of interacting with peers within the Wiki. Instructors are
also encouraged to model collaborate writing to prompt students' critical thinking
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Author: Information Resources Management Association

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781615209637

Category: Computers

Page: 1905

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"This comprehensive collection offers a compendium of research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of online learning technologies, addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with the creation and management of Web-based applications and communities, instructional design, personalized learning environments, and effective educational delivery"--Provided by publisher.

Small Group Interactions in Wiki Based Collaborative Writing in the EAP Context

Informed by sociocultural theory, particularly the notions of scaffolding and zone of proximal development, I explored small group interactions to derive how they negotiated writing tasks, co-constructed writing, and mutually scaffolded ...

Author: Mimi Li

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ISBN: OCLC:890439714

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The patterns were not static across two wiki writing tasks. Mixed patterns were found in Group 1 (Collective-- Active/withdrawn) and Group 3 (Dominant/defensive-- Collaborative). Group dynamics were also evident in Group 2 (Expert/novice) and Group 4 (Cooperating in parallel). These patterns were featured with language functions that small groups performed while negotiating writing tasks, writing change functions that they performed while constructing joint texts, and scaffolding strategies that they applied throughout collaborative writing processes. In addition, multiple factors mediated small groups' wiki interactions: motives/goals, agency and emotion, and prior experiences in such aspects of cultural background, small group work, and technology use. Moreover, the group interactions had influences on joint wiki writing products and also connected with students' reflections about wiki affordances and their learning experiences. This study bridged the gap in computer-mediated collaborative writing research, and also shed new light on the networked writing pedagogy in the EAP context.

The Writing Rich High School Classroom

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 group writing has benefits and ...

Author: Jennifer Berne

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131679925

Category: Education

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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