The Wiki Quality Instrument: Coding Manual, Training Guidelines, and Coding Protocols
49 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2012
Date Written: June 5, 2012
This is the first in a series of three white papers introducing the Wiki Quality Instrument (WQI), an instrument for measuring opportunities to develop 21st Century Skills in Wiki Learning environments. The WQI is a coding instrument used by trained researchers that measures the presence or absence of 24 behaviors that provide opportunities for students to develop skills in expert thinking, complex communication, and new media literacy. It has been used to evaluate excellence and equity in the use of wikis in K-12 settings.
In Part I, I present the coding manual for the Wiki Quality Instrument. In Part II, I present in detail the training guidelines and protocols for using the WQI, including detailed data on costing and time requirements.
In Paper Number 2 of this white paper series, I describe the research behind the development of the WQI and its associated protocols. In Paper Number 3 of this series, I share suggested adaptation guidelines and ideas for educators and researchers who might be interested in using the WQI in their own practice.
Keywords: education, education technology, wikis, Web 2.0, 21st Century Skills, instrument, content analysis, qualitative research, coding
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