Student perceptions of working collaboratively during undergraduate study to produce a knowledge repository based on wiki technology

Pimlott, Zeller ORCID: and Tikasingh, Tricia (2020) Student perceptions of working collaboratively during undergraduate study to produce a knowledge repository based on wiki technology. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 58 (4). pp. 419-429. ISSN 1470-3297

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This study reports on student perceptions of working collaboratively to produce a knowledge repository. The repository was a novel use of a wiki in which a database of information was created progressively from student contributions over a period of three and a half years. The views of students in their final year of study were collected through a focus group and thematic analysis was conducted. The findings include student perceptions of working collaboratively and their views of the potential usefulness of the content for study and professional life. It was found that students prefer content that has been enriched with the personal research, ideas or experiences of the group of students, as it contains 'added value' over information readily available on the internet. Accuracy and currency of the content is a concern for students. Implications for educators considering using knowledge repositories are discussed and improvements for this implementation are identified.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.1080/14703297.2020.1758744
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Innovations in Education and Teaching International on 02 May 2020, available online:
Keywords: higher education, undergraduate, knowledge repository, wiki, student perceptions, focus group, collaborative learning
Subjects: Education
Education > Higher education
Education > Teaching and learning > Technology-enhanced learning
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Depositing User: Zeller Pimlott
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 13:30
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:02


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