This study aims to investigate the role of goal orientations on students' engagement in using wikis for collaborative writing. Hong Kong secondary school students (N = 422) participated in the study and answered questionnaires about their goal orientations and their level of engagement when using wikis for collaborative project work. Results showed that students who pursued mastery and social goals were more engaged in their collaborative projects. However, it was students who pursued performance goals who achieved higher grades. Implications for synergizing research on IT in education and motivational psychology are discussed. Copyright © 2014 Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014|
|Editors||Chen-Chung LIU, Hiroaki OGATA, Siu Cheung KONG, Akihiro KASHIHARA|
|Place of Publication||Nara, Japan|
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
CitationKing, R. B., & Chu, S. K. W. (2014). The motivational underpinnings of using wikis for collaborative group work. In C.-C. Liu, H. Ogata, S. C. Kong, & A. Kashihara (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014 (pp. 224-229). Nara, Japan: Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.
- Achievement goals
- Collaborative group work
- Social goals