The motivational underpinnings of using wikis for collaborative group work

Ronnel Bornasal KING, Samuel Kai Wah CHU

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2014
EditorsChen-Chung LIU, Hiroaki OGATA, Siu Cheung KONG, Akihiro KASHIHARA
Place of PublicationNara, Japan
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages224-229
ISBN (Print)9784990801410
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Citation

King, 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.

Keywords

  • Wiki
  • Achievement goals
  • Collaborative group work
  • Social goals

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