Students’ Confidence and Perceived Value for Participating in Cross-Cultural Wiki-Based Collaborations

April 1st, 2011 | RESEARCH

An international wiki-based collaboration was integrated into a large introductory educational technology course enrolling 346 students, divided into 43 teams. Student teams participated in a 5-week project in which they created wiki chapters about the educational uses of specific Web 2.0 tools. Two to four international students, located in their home countries, participated on each team, collaborating via the evolving wiki, as well as other Web 2.0 tools. Using expectancy-value as our motivational framework, we gathered pre- and post-survey data, triangulated with focus group interview data, to examine changes in students' confidence and perceived value for using these tools to facilitate international collaborations. Survey results showed significant changes in confidence and perceived value, while qualitative results provided insights into students' perceptions of critical project components. We discuss students' perceptions of project barriers as well as the strategies they implemented to achieve success.


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Team Members

Peggy Ertmer, Author, Purdue University
Timothy Newby, Author, Purdue University
Wei Liu, Author, Purdue University
Annette Tomory, Author, Purdue University
Ji Yu, Author, Purdue University
Young Lee, Author, Purdue University


Identifier Type: doi
Identifier: 10.1007/s11423-011-9187-4
Identifier Type: issn
Identifier: 1042-1629

Publication: Educational Technology Research & Development
Volume: 59
Number: 2
Page(s): 213

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Undergraduate | Graduate Students
Discipline: Computing and information science
Resource Type: Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: Higher Education Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media