Interacting and Learning Together: Factors Influencing Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Academic Wiki Use

Apr. 03, 2012

Source: Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 20(2), 151-176. (2012).

The authors investigated the use of an academic wiki within a technology teacher preparation course.

The authors focused on preservice teachers’
(a) overall perceptions of academic wikis using the Perceptions of Academic Wikis Survey,
(b) types of contributions to academic wikis, and
(c) personal attributes that may affect wiki contributions or attitudes towards wikis using the Rotter Locus of Control Scale (Rotter, 1966).

The results showed that although the preservice teachers believed that the wikis were useful in organizing and presenting information, their interactions within the wiki were somewhat immature and included little constructive feedback or editing others’ work.

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