In searching for information about educational uses of wikis, I came across Educational Uses of Wikis that offers excellent references and a good comprehensive list of literature written on educational uses of wikis. There were two references that describe a similar project to our class project.
- Bruns, A. & Humphreys, S. (2005). Wikis in teaching and assessment: The M/Cyclopedia project.
- Lund, A. & Smørdal, O. (2006). Is there a space of a teaching in a wiki?
Another article by Peter Duffy and Axel Bruns entitled The use of blogs, wikis, and RSS in education: a conversation of possibilities offers a overview of the concepts of wikis, Blogs, RSS feeds, the educational benefits and the educational uses; however the thing that I find most interesting is the “Further questions to explore” sections of the article for Wikis, Blogs, and RSS. One of the questions is about the process of teaching students authorship of wiki writing which is different from the genre of essay writing. Will this change or alter the requirements of writing in our schools in the future? How will the process of writing changed due to the influence of wikis and blogs?