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The State of Wiki Usage in U.S. K-12 Schools: A Summary for Educators


Justin Reich


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Office of Digital Learning

Richard Murnane


Independent

John B. Willett


Harvard University - Graduate School of Education

January 22, 2012


Abstract:     
This white paper (adapted from a blog post at the EdTechResearcher website) provides a summary of the first scholarly publication from Distributed Collaborative Learning Communities project: “The State of Wiki Usage in U.S. K-12 Schools: Leveraging Web 2.0 Data Warehouses to Assess Quality and Equality in U.S. K-12 Schools.” The article was published in the February 2012 issue of Educational Researcher, the flagship journal of the American Educational Research Association. The article can be found through this direct link or at this landing page. I’m very grateful to the Hewlett Foundation’s Open Educational Resources initiative for financial support, and to my co-authors Richard Murnane and John Willett.

The article is written for a general audience of education researchers, and while I think it’s highly readable (so far as scholarly articles go), many folks may prefer a simpler version of the article. This white paper, therefore, is particularly targeted at classroom teachers and other school educators to share a bit about our findings and suggestions for using social media in classrooms. First, I explain what we did, and then I give some advice for wiki using educators.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: wikis, OER, longitudinal methods, education, education technology


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Date posted: December 23, 2012  

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Reich, Justin and Murnane, Richard and Willett, John B., The State of Wiki Usage in U.S. K-12 Schools: A Summary for Educators (January 22, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2193097 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2193097

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Justin Reich (Contact Author)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Office of Digital Learning ( email )
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
Richard Murnane
Independent
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John B. Willett
Harvard University - Graduate School of Education ( email )
6 Appian Way
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States
617-495-3401 (Phone)
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