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Collaborative learning, Second language acquisition -- Computer-assisted instruction, Second language acquisition -- Study and teaching, Wikis (Computer science)


This presentation reports the findings of a study designed to investigate the collaborative writing and revision processes of foreign language learners in a wiki environment. Specifically, it is based on a comparison of two wiki projects in intermediate German classes in which small groups of students used wikis to collaborate on a project based on cultural and historical topics related to a novel. The archived versions of the wiki were analyzed for the amount, type, and quality of revisions. In addition, an end-of-semester survey was administered to assess learner attitudes towards the project and perceptions of the writing process.


A pdf of a PowerPoint presentation given at the The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) conference, Language Learning in the Era of Ubiquitous Computing, held March 12-14, 2009, in Phoenix, AZ.

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