Using Wiki-Based Collaborative Authoring in the Lab and Classroom
David W. Raymond Grant for the Use of Technology in Teaching Presentation and Award Reception
Using Wiki-Based Collaborative Authoring in the Lab and Classroom to Enhance Writing and Understanding James Horn, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Recipient of the 2008 David Raymond Grant Award
While wiki websites, such as the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, are familiar to most students and instructors, their experience with such sites is typically limited to only reading online content. However, a wiki website used in its full capacity, which includes reading, writing, editing and management, can be an excellent teaching tool for both students and instructors. James Horn will demonstrate his use of web-based collaborative authoring in classroom and laboratory settings. The presentation will include examples of how this technology provides new opportunities for students to improve writing and presentation skills beyond traditional approaches. A highlight of this technology is that it provides excellent opportunities for student and instructor assessment. Additional uses of wiki websites as teaching tools will be discussed along with exploring the overall advantages and disadvantages of this technology.
Presentation will be followed by the announcement of the 2009 David Raymond Grant Award by Raymond Alden III, Executive Vice-President and Provost.