Using a wiki to improve learner engagement in higher education

Caroline Coles, Rob Weale

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The aim of this article is to review the pedagogic benefits of the web 2.0 tool, the wiki, for the purpose of improving engagement among learners in higher education. It reviews key educational theories and recent studies into technology enhanced learning. It summarises research into the learner experience on the use of the wiki. The conclusions are that while some students value the flexibility of this tool, their online engagement may be restricted by emotive issues but where these are overcome, a higher level of evaluative skill is demonstrated and critical learning can take place.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-84
JournalGateway Papers
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010
EventLILAC 2008: Annual Conference of Law Subject Centre of HEA - Warwick University, Warwick, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jun 2008 → …


  • higher education
  • engagement
  • wikis


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