Developing A Framework to Assess Students' Contributions during Wiki Construction

Putro, I. H., Carbone, A. and Sheard, J.

    The emergence of Web 2.0 technologies and their increasing use in higher education have provided opportunities for building collaborative learning environments for students. Collaborative experiences are particularly beneficial for preparing students for their future workplace environments. Moreover, the creation and sharing of resources and information as afforded by Web 2.0 technologies can also improve a student's learning experience. Web 2.0 technologies such as wikis can be used to enable and support new and varied forms of group work learning. Wikis provide tools for measuring students' contributions, such as the number, size and regularity of their contributions. However, the value of the students' collaboration and interactions as they worked together as a group is more difficult to determine. This suggests a need for an assessment framework to evaluate the value of students' contributions and their interactions in wiki-based group work assignments. The framework was built from a review of the literature, drawing on relevant research for assessing group work. Future studies will trial this assessment framework in a real unit setting that applies wikis for group work.
Cite as: Putro, I. H., Carbone, A. and Sheard, J. (2014). Developing A Framework to Assess Students' Contributions during Wiki Construction. In Proc. Sixteenth Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2014) Auckland, New Zealand. CRPIT, 148. Whalley, J. and D\'Souza, D. Eds., ACS. 123-131
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