Monday, June 2, 2008

The Wild, Wild Wiki Wiki / Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom


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The Wild, Wild Wiki / Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom



The Wild, Wild Wiki

Table of Contents

Volume Preface
Robert E. Cummings, Columbus State University, and Matt Barton, St. Cloud State University

Volume Introduction

“WhatWas a Wiki, and Why Do I Care? A Short and Usable History of Wikis”/ Robert E. Cummings, Columbus State University / 18 pages

Wikis and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Chapter 1: “Wikis in the Classroom: A Taxonomy” / Mark Phillipson, Columbia University / 42 pages

Chapter 2: “Wiki Justice, Social Ergonomics, and Ethical Collaborations” / Jonah Bossewitch, Columbia University ; John Frankfurt, Columbia University ; Alexander Sherman, Civic Consulting Alliance ; Robin D.G. Kelley, Columbia University / 38 pages

Chapter 4: “Building Learning Communities with Wikis” / Dan Gilbert, Stanford University ; Helen L. Chen, Stanford University ; Jeremy Sabol, Stanford University / 28 pages

Chapter 5: “Content and Commentary: Parallel Structures of Organization and Interaction on Wikis” / Will Lakeman, Independent Scholar / 21 pages

Wikis in Composition and Communication

Chapter 3: “Disrupting Intellectual Property: Collaboration and Resistance in Wikis” / Stephanie Vie, Fort Lewis College ; Jennifer deWinter, University of Arizona / 19 pages

Chapter 9: “Wiki Lore and Politics in the Classroom” / Cathlena Martin, University of Florida Lisa Dusenberry, University of Florida / 16 pages

Chapter 10: “An (Old) First-Timer's Learning Curve: Curiosity, Trial, Resistance, and Accommodation” / Bob Whipple, Creighton University / 15 pages

Chapter 12: “Above and Below the Double Line: Refactoring and that Old-Time Revision” / Michael C Morgan, Bemidji State University / 17 pages

Chapter 13: “Success Through Simplicity: On Developmental Writing and Community of Inquiry.” / John W. Maxwell, Simon Fraser University ; Michael Felczak, Simon Fraser University / 20 pages

Chapter 14: “Wiki as Textshop: Constructing Knowledge in the Electronic Classroom” / Thomas J. Nelson, University of Texas, Austin / 10 pages

Wikis and the Higher Education Classroom

Chapter 6: “Is there a Wiki in this Class? Wikibooks and the Future of Higher Education” / Matt Barton, St. Cloud State University / 23 pages

Chapter 7: “Agency and Accountability: The Paradoxes of Wiki Discourse” / Daniel Caeton, University of California, Davis / 17 pages

Chapter 8: “One Wiki, Two Classrooms” / David Elfving, University of Illinois, Chicago ; Ericka Menchen-Trevino, Northwestern University / 10 pages

Chapter 15:
“Glossa Technologia: Anatomy of a Wiki-Based Annotated Bibliography” / Ben McCorkle, Ohio State University, Marion / 9 pages




Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom / Robert Cummings and Matt Barton, Editors /

An indispensable and engaging guide to using wikis in the classroom

About the Book

"Wiki Writing will quickly become the standard resource for using wikis in the classroom." / Jim Kalmbach, Illinois State University

When most people think of wikis, the first---and often the only---thing that comes to mind is Wikipedia. Robert E. Cummings and Matt Barton, the editors of Wiki Writing: Collaborative Learning in the College Classroom, have assembled a collection of essays which challenges this common misconception, providing an engaging and helpful array of perspectives on the many pressing theoretical and practical issues that wikis raise. Written in an accessible manner that will appeal to specialists and novices alike, Wiki Writing draws on a wealth of practical experiences to offer a series of detailed suggestions about how educators can realize the potential of these new writing environments.

Robert E. Cummings is Assistant Professor of English and Director of First-year Composition at Columbus State University. He also serves as the Writing Specialist for CSU's Quality Enhancement Plan, assisting teachers across campus in their efforts to maximize student writing in their curriculum.

Matt Barton is Assistant Professor at St. Cloud State University, Department of English. He is an Assistant Editor of Kairos [] and an Associate Editor of Kairosnews [].

/ 6 x 9 / 312 pgs. / 30 figures / 6 tables / ISBN 978-0-472-11671-3 / $24.95 / Forthcoming /

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1 comment:

rut said...

Dear Gerry,

thank you for this post - I look forward to reading many of the essays. I am a PhD student on wikis - so we share this interest. In particular I study distributed cognition in wikis, my case being the wikipedia article.

Oh Well, Just wanted to say Hi and Thank You.

Rut Jesus
Center for Philosophy of Nature and Science Studies, University of Copenhagen